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Massive 8.2 Quake Hits Near Chile Coast, Tsunami Warning Issued; Residents Evacuating

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At shortly after 1945ET,  a massive 8.2 (revised up from 8.0) earthquake hit close to the coast of Chile:

  • *MAGNITUDE 8.0 QUAKE HITS OFF COAST OF CHILE, USGS REPORTS
  • *CHILE QUAKE MAGNITUDE REVISED UP FROM 8.0 TO 8.2 BY USGS
  • *FLASH: TSUNAMI WARNING ISSUED AFTER MAGNITUDE 8.0 QUAKE HITS OFF
  • *QUAKE CUTS ELECTRICITY SUPPLY TO MUCH OF ARICA, CHILE: TVN

The BBC reports the quake was shallow (which means it felt more powerful) and the tsunami wave's arrival is imminent. Copper prices are jumping on the news as the region is an active mining area.

 

 

For some context of how big this is...

 

 

The Tsunami warning:

The tsunami zone...

 

and the potential travel zone of the Tsunami

 

 

And the evacuation

 

 

 

 

Via BBC,

A major earthquake of magnitude 8.0 struck off the coast of Chile on Tuesday, near the mining area of Iquique, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

 

It was centred 86km (56 miles) north-west of the mining area of Iquique.

 

It said the quake was very shallow, only 10 kilometres below the seabed, which would have made it feel stronger. It was centred 86 kilometres northwest of Iquique.

 

A tsunami warning for the Pacific coast of South America has been issued.

 

  • *TSUNAMI WAVE ARRIVAL IS IMMINENT, CHILE EMERGENCY OFFICE SAYS
  • *NOAA SAYS READINGS INDICATE TSUNAMI WAS GENERATED BY QUAKE
  • *NOAA: TSUNAMI MAY HAVE BEEN DESTRUCTIVE ALONG COAST NEAR QUAKE
  • *FIRST TSUNAMI WAVES REACH CHILE COAST, RADIO COOPERATIVA SAYS
  • *CHILE MAGNITUDE 8.0 QUAKE HIT AT DEPTH OF 10 KMS, USGS SAYS
  • *CHILE TSUNAMI OF 1.8 METERS REACHES IQUIQUE, TVN REPORTS

 

 

 

Of course this is just the natural and unforeseeable phenomenon that shocked the global economy in Japan

  • *CHANCE OF TSUNAMI TO BE HIGHER THAN 1.8M REPORTED: TRESGRAVE
  • *CHILE TO GET 'DAMAGING WAVES' FOR AT LEAST COUPLE HRS: FRYER
  • *HAWAII MAY GET ADVISORY FROM TSUNAMI POST CHILE QUAKE: FRYER
  • *N.Z. MAY GET 'DANGEROUS CURRENTS' WHEN TSUNAMI ARRIVES: FRYER

 

 

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Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:23 | 4615590 booboo
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Check on our bearing buddy, hope he is well

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:30 | 4615623 kaiserhoff
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Good thing nothing like this could happen in Japan.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:39 | 4615646 NoDebt
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Yeah, or California.

I would feel better if we got a post from DCRB sometime soon.  Though, I don't think Chile was his usual South American destination.  I could be wrong about that.  Damn, the things you THINK you remember about somebody and then realize you DON'T.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 22:00 | 4615660 Dr. Engali
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Which colored bubble represents Simon Black's ranch? Poor guy can't catch a break. First all if his escape plans across the world are caving into Uncle Sam and now this.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 00:41 | 4616198 Troll Magnet
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LOL

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 01:44 | 4616256 Suisse
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HAARP must be targeting Simon Black.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 02:53 | 4616328 Kirk2NCC1701
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Alas, all TPTB need to do, is to follow him and his trail of followers, and the havens get hit one after another.

If you want to front-run the place or scheme that will get hit next, all you have to do is follow his next article on "The place to be".  I therefore predict/advise, that Simon be less public (on ZH) about "the next haven" and provide this info to his paying followers/subscribers, and to offer a Referral Benefit by spreading the Gospel by WOM (word of mouth).

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:59 | 4615712 Legolas
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Yeah, or Yellowstone.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:14 | 4615757 DoChenRollingBearing
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NoDebt

Peru (even Lima), just like California will get theirs at some point.  They did not even feel this one. 

I did not hear about it because I was playing Husband's Taxi Service to my wife and her friend going to the opera tonight...

Geophysics is not my domain, but Chile, Alaska and Japan seemed to get the WORST ones (9s), Peru and California get 7s and 8s typically.  

Although I have been reading about the Cascadia Fault off the coast of WA, OR and BC, it seems to throw off huge quakes maybe every 500 years or so.  There are old Japanese records of a tsunami that crossed the Pacific they belleve camce from a massive Cascadia earthquake (before Lewis & Clark).

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 22:00 | 4615878 NoDebt
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Just glad you're OK.

I have no idea about earthquakes, other than the basics.  I've obviously got my hands full just trying to keep my South American geography straight.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:29 | 4615793 asteroids
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I see the futures are green. Nothing will bring this market down.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:52 | 4615692 DoChenRollingBearing
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booboo Our company is Lima, Peru, far enough away so that likely felt it, nothing more.  I am calling to be sure...
Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:55 | 4615701 Millivanilli
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If we had only listened to Al Gore...

 

 

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 01:30 | 4616242 caustixoid
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We DID listen to Al Gore.  That's why you're paying carbon taxes.  And thank god too,  without them this would have been a Richter 11 Earthquake.  Thank you Al Gore.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:17 | 4615704 DoChenRollingBearing
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booboo

All is OK, just called the house, they did not even feel it.

Thank you!

 

EDIT:

Thanks to ALL my virtual friends here at ZH.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 22:27 | 4615943 pods
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Glad to see you are okay DCRB!

pods

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 22:32 | 4615952 DoChenRollingBearing
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Thanks, we got back some 6 days ago (to the USA).  My wife's friend (who went along to the opera tonight) is also a Peruvian lady, they came back some 5 days ago, coincidence.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 22:47 | 4615985 ThroxxOfVron
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I guess the Fat Lady didn't sing at your Wife's opera perf. tonight...

Keep on rolling, DCRB.

signed -your 'virtual friend' The Throxx OF Vron.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:23 | 4615591 The_Prisoner
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Suspicious 0bservers called it a week ago and again yesterday.

www.youtube.com/user/Suspicious0bservers

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:25 | 4615596 Infinite QE
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Bad link.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:33 | 4615632 steelhead23
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try: http://www.suspicious0bservers.org/

Click on the most recent update and you can go to the youtube channel from there.  Beware, space weather is more jargon-laden than finance.  Why coronal holes should change gravity is beyond my comprehension.  But yes, the guy did predict this.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:36 | 4615640 Infinite QE
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Gravity is only electromagnetism in action.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:38 | 4615823 Drachma
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Precisely, an electric dipole force analogous to the Van der Waals force described for electrochemical attraction.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:42 | 4615666 The_Prisoner
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Looks like we have some AGW crusader giving our down arrows.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:25 | 4615780 cougar_w
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Don't see the connection

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:53 | 4615695 cossack55
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Magnetosphere

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:17 | 4615755 Mesquite
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That area has had several 6+ quakes in recent weeks leading up to this...

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:48 | 4615853 I Write Code
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Several 6+ quakes is several too many and one 8.2 is waay too many.

So let's hope the 8.2 is not the precursor to the big one.

I get a little extra wary here in Lost Angeles every time there's a quake anywhere around the Pacific rim, these couple of 4's and 5's we just had, hope they innoculated us ...

Hang tough, Chile.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 00:48 | 4616207 Troll Magnet
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Some 150 aftershocks thus far. Lots of 2s and some 3s and even 4s mostly around La Habra.

Stay strong.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:57 | 4615866 Emergency Ward
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I prefer someone else's explanation that recent seismic events are caused by the weight of government bullshit on the earth's crust.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:41 | 4615656 Ocean22
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Sure did. Sun is behind all of this. NOT global warming.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:47 | 4615679 lakecity55
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+ 100!

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 23:01 | 4616009 jerry_theking_lawler
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Love Ben and his work...but you can't pin him down on his 'predictions'....he doesn't predict SIZE of quakes...he says he can only predict UPTICKS....trust me, I have tried to pin him down a few times on this.....my thoughts, he is a good resource, that is it.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 01:20 | 4616232 Sabibaby
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 "Suspicious 0bservers called it a week ago and again yesterday."

 

Pretty sure you're he'll get his prediction right when he makes one everyday. -At least it appears that way from his channel.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:24 | 4615593 Bangin7GramRocks
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Now CNN has something to do for a month.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:30 | 4615621 rubiconsolutions
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Maybe caused by the Malaysian airliner auguring into the Pacific?

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:33 | 4615634 BlindMonkey
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What ocean??

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 00:36 | 4616187 ThirdWorldDude
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Exactly! 

A more important question would be: are people geographically challenged or do they suffer from short-term memory impairment?

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:24 | 4615595 Infinite QE
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Be safe there my fellow humans.

 

Hang the bankers.

 

There must be a GS bankster to blame for this.

 

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:27 | 4615604 willwork4food
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If not, there soon will be.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:39 | 4615649 BlindMonkey
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You watch. The SEC will find a way to blame HFT for causing tremors in the earth's crust.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:50 | 4615855 mickeyman
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On the contrary. They'll say the increased liquidity reduced the damage.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:26 | 4615601 A Nanny Moose
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Global Warming. It's Milton Friedman's fault.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:27 | 4615609 0b1knob
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Bush's fault.   Or fracking in the US caused it.  

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:27 | 4615603 Jugdish
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Cue the Obama/clinton live AID concert featuring kanye west and miley cyrus.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:27 | 4615607 djsmps
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CNN has just issued a breaking news bulletin about the lost Maylasian flight. That's not a joke. Nothing about this.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:40 | 4615654 francis.sawyer001
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Malaysia is going to release the full transcript of
the MH-370.

It took 3 weeks to translate from english to malay,
and then back to english again for the press.

This is a big news day for CNN.

Some might ask, "Why didn't they just release the
raw recording in the first place",

The answer is it took 3 weeks to find an old
recording of said pilot saying "Good night Malaysian three seven zero"

The wife said that the earlier
"All right, good night", could have only been a CIA
pilot controlling the plane.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:51 | 4615686 gonetogalt
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Geez, buddy...wish it were really you!

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:59 | 4615714 francis.sawyer001
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I happy to see anything not having to do with HFT,

I'm expecting Sir Black to issue a 99 reasons its
still safe to 'go galt' in Chile. Expect to see the ZH post
within the hour.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 22:26 | 4615941 pods
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Read the tea leaves, francis is alive and kicking.

pods

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 22:58 | 4616005 DaddyO
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Freed Francis...

DaddyO

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 22:04 | 4615887 dexter_morgan
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lighten up francis

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:27 | 4615608 1stepcloser
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I thought I felt a tremor in the farce...

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:28 | 4615612 williambanzai7
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Don't you wish Kardashian was there instead of Phuket...

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:39 | 4615650 Frank N. Beans
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tremors from that ass register an 8.0 too

 

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:45 | 4615674 lakecity55
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yeah! but they are gonna need help!

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:29 | 4615617 GrinandBearit
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I was just talking about recent CA earthquakes with my girlfriend on the phone at the same instant it hit.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:32 | 4615622 One And Only
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Oh my god. No way brooo.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:37 | 4615643 GrinandBearit
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Stuff like that happens to me a lot, but I can never hit the lotto.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:46 | 4615846 cougar_w
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That bites.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 22:06 | 4615893 Dr. Engali
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Do me a solid.... I'll buy a ticket and you talk to your girlfriend over the phone about winning.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:30 | 4615625 Boomberg
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So it's your "fault". 

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 01:44 | 4616255 AKrandy
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If you like your fault, you can keep your fault, period.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 22:42 | 4615978 Jam
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You'll have to try that in the sack sometime, don't ya think?

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:29 | 4615619 cougar_w
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Here comes the pain.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:30 | 4615620 Boomberg
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Does Chile have a GE nuclear reactor ten feet from the ocean?

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:49 | 4615681 NoDebt
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Good question.  The answer is NO.  Not yet.  They went at it hammer-and-tongs with the US urging them to do it WHILE THE FUKUSHIMA DISASTER WAS UNFOLDING, though.

But fortunately, no, not yet.  Not enought time to build one and bring it on line between the US-Chile nuclear accord in 2011 and now.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/19/world/americas/19chile.html?_r=0

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:09 | 4615741 Infinite QE
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With Israeli (Mossad) security manning it?

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:31 | 4615627 Cornholiovanderbilt
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8.0 earthquake is real news. We need another airplane to 'search' for

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:34 | 4615637 Infinite QE
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Maybe it will wash ashore with the tsunami with Richard Quest riding on top.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:31 | 4615630 Pinworm
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And so it begins.....

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:33 | 4615633 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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Of course this is just the natural and unforeseeable phenomenon that shocked the global economy in Japan

 

I don't think shutting down Simon Black's newletter for a few days counts as shocking the global economy.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:38 | 4615645 Uber Vandal
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Maybe this wasn't a fake letter after all:

http://www.myfoxla.com/story/25129957/beware-fake-usgs-letter-warns-of-l...

This month also marks the 108th anniversary of the Great San Francisco Earthquake.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:39 | 4615648 QQQBall
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Dear Suckers...

Don't send food, blankets or medicine.... Send only Ca$h

 

Signed,

HillBilly Clinton

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:42 | 4615662 Infinite QE
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No, this one is for Michelle. She can bring along some Chinese flags and pass those out to the locals.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 22:02 | 4615880 dexter_morgan
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squatchy

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:39 | 4615651 rsnoble
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Fuck Ben.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:25 | 4615781 nathan1234
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And while you are it Fuck Yellen too

 

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:42 | 4615836 yogibear
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Yuk!

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:39 | 4615652 Dr. Engali
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Damn that's a big quake and at night too. That's a pretty scary combo for the people of Chile. I sure wouldn't want to be there.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:42 | 4615664 francis.sawyer001
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GALT's GULCH gone in 60 seconds.

Well that's the end of this Ayn Rand Fairy Tale,
where will the next Galt's Gulch be?

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:43 | 4615668 lakecity55
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and...look at the recent action in california! we may be entering an eartquake period, similar to how the sun has cycles- they may even be interrelated...

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 23:02 | 4616011 DaddyO
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You may find this interesting...

http://coldsun.net/

DaddyO

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:41 | 4615657 Make_Mine_A_Double
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8.0 is f'g huge - esp shallow. Must be massive infrastructure damage.

So....long Home Despot.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 22:37 | 4615962 DoChenRollingBearing
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Long CAT.  Long TKR (bearings for expensive equipment like CAT's).

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 23:09 | 4616028 jerry_theking_lawler
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Fucking global warming....or is it Fracking.....Must. Blame. Something.

Paging Albert Gore, Mr. Gore, you are needed to save the earth.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVFdAJRVm94

oops, wrong superhero.

 

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:44 | 4615670 rsnoble
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Images from the 2010 Chile earthquake. These people just can't win:

https://www.google.com/search?q=chile+earthquake&biw=1024&bih=681&tbm=is...

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:45 | 4615672 buzzsaw99
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don't worry, the fed will buy chile

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:46 | 4615840 yogibear
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The Fed thinks it can print US dollars to save the world.

In the meantime Germany wants it's gold back but the Fed doesn't have it. 

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:54 | 4615683 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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I don't know about unforseen the particular fault has been fairly active this month.

http://earthquaketrack.com/v/southamerica/recent

They track the USGC data.

If the fault is rockin don't come a knockin, seems like it was doing the same thing as volcanos tend to do before a giant eruption.

Also that particular area is known for large scale earthquakes like this it looks like.

They had an 8.5 - 9.0 depending the measurement there as recently as 1877.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1877_Iquique_earthquake

 

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:57 | 4615708 Being Free
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Kind of strange that the tsunami buoys in the Caribbean (in addition to those in the eastern Pacific) are in event mode.

http://www.ndbc.noaa.gov/?lat=27.683528&lon=-133.593750&zoom=1&type=h&status=r&pgm=Tsunami&op=&ls=false

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:14 | 4615752 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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That is only for the last 24 hours for those warnings but if you look at USGC data one of the fault lines right by Puerto Rico has been rumbling all month also but it hasn't really gone above 3.0 and the most recent one they have listed happened 23 hours ago.

That is what is triggering those buoys but a major scale earthquake maybe on it's way over there also.

http://earthquaketrack.com/v/caribbean/recent

 

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:03 | 4615723 Dewey Cheatum Howe
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From the wikipedia page.

The rupture area of the 1877 earthquake has been recognised as one of the major seismic gaps on the plate boundary, known as the "Northern Chile Seismic Gap". The Mw = 7.7 2007 Tocopilla earthquake occurred at the southern edge of the gap, but is not considered to have necessarily reduced the risk of a great megathrust earthquake within this area.[2] A recurrence period of 135 years has been estimated for great earthquakes along this part of the plate boundary, suggesting that a similar earthquake to the 1877 event is possible in the near future.[11]

135 years after 1877 would have put the next major 8.0 or greater earthquake at 2012. I'd say pretty much on the money for a prediction of something like this considering in was made in 2005.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:52 | 4615691 Cornholiovanderbilt
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JP Goldman must not have liked the negative HFT news

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:52 | 4615693 boxonomics
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Malaysia: Another clue in the hunt for MH370.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 20:55 | 4615698 SunRise
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Is that Fukushima on the horizon?

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:02 | 4615703 tony wilson
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a low level quake A

any mossad magna bsp security in the area?

any drilling from boats going on in the last 10 days.

anyone checking the shock wave signature.

anyone check dutchsince

anyone herda haarp

 

anyone remember the phillipines

anyone check what happened

who took the place over

anyone remember haiti

anyone remember who took it over.

 

anyone seen edwyn or jacob rothschild today

just askin

nothing against the jews in general cannot even find any to talk to they seem to of all gone underground so to speak.

 

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:28 | 4615792 cougar_w
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uh ... wut?

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 22:08 | 4615899 Dr. Engali
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You should really take it easy on the crack.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 23:39 | 4616100 tony wilson
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talkin of mossad mi6 crack.

if your loved one had just airplane died would you chit and chat calmly in a sandy hoax fashion with cia gay man anderson cooper?

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qrhu6MtWI0M&list=UU-mVGa_qBlTNOx5UzGFkVDQ

 

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:07 | 4615736 TheRideNeverEnds
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pretty bullish news, e-minis sharply higher.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:11 | 4615743 Miss Expectations
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Here's a live quake map:

http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 03:03 | 4616344 Kirk2NCC1701
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Looking at this map, I don't see more than some plates and glasses getting rattled at Simon's hacienda.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:11 | 4615746 yogibear
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Imagine if some super-power country was to detonate nukes sequentially along fault lines in the ocean against another country, triggering massive quakes.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:36 | 4615819 TheRideNeverEnds
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The S&P would gap up open at least 10% higher. 

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:55 | 4615865 N57Mike
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Yes ... Put some in the nukes in the Canary Islands, a big chunk of the Island slides into the sea, a super wave hits the entire east coast of the USA, millions go to the light.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:17 | 4615761 surf0766
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The earth's crust is fracturing under the weight of the large amount of bullshit that hit the communist airwaves this afternoon !

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:47 | 4615848 HungrySeagull
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What's shaking?

You mean God and Money built the Earth shitty in 7 days rush?

 

OMFG. /sarc

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:50 | 4615856 yogibear
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QEen Yellen's mug is enough to crack anything, How many mirrors has she cracked.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:20 | 4615770 dutchTender
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so should i short the s&p ??

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:29 | 4615797 FieldingMellish
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No way, Jose! BULLISH!

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:37 | 4615821 Dr. Engali
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Short the S&P..... Lol. After you get ass raped trying that maybe you could drag your balls across three miles of broken glass to ease the pain.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:49 | 4615854 cougar_w
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LOL! You are too funny tonight.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:33 | 4615804 JTBfromtheWL
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I'd like to know how a quake in Chile results in most of Africa losing power. Edit: I see it says arcia, haha

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:48 | 4615852 americanspirit
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Any major event on the Pacific ring of fire is usually followed by harmonic events elsewhere along the ring. Impossible to predict where but I wouldn't be surprised to see a couple of big ones in california, Cascadia, Alaska, Japan, Philippines, or Indonesia in the next few days. or maybe the vibrations could reach inland a bit and trigger Yellowstone - wouldn't that be fun?

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:51 | 4615857 cougar_w
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I'll take San Francisco for 500 (billion)

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 22:35 | 4615957 FeralSerf
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Or the Mammoth Lakes, Long Valley Caldera.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 05:06 | 4616439 Incubus
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Learn to swim... see you down in Arizona bay.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:54 | 4615863 stant
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godspeed to all there

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:56 | 4615867 yogibear
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Amelia Earhart disappearance eerily similar to missing Malaysian flight

Huh?

http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2014-03-30/site/ct-amelia-earhart-fla...

 

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 08:17 | 4616638 djsmps
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Thank god CNN didn't exist then or they'd still be covering it.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 21:58 | 4615873 yogibear
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It's always quaking and shaking in California.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 23:55 | 4616131 cougar_w
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Same in Chile.

The earth is restless.

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 08:39 | 4616732 RacerX
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the Earth demands a fresh sacrifice. I say we start with the politicians.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 22:18 | 4615930 mtndds
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Well I guess this tsunami wave will push all the debris back to Japan that was originally heading to California and the west coast.

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 23:34 | 4616089 IridiumRebel
Tue, 04/01/2014 - 23:56 | 4616133 mijev
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Arica has long been on my list of places to see. It's one of the driest places on earth - it basically doesn't rain. It's on the coast and gets its water from the run off from the Andes. It stays around 70-80F every day of the year with SF like fog. Apparently lots f olive groves which I've always liked. And dirt cheap to live. Bad points I've read about are supposedly the dust and wind, and the real downer: earthquakes and tsunamis. I'll be very interested to see how they cope now they have the tsunami warning in place.

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