6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Fukushima, Tsunami Warning Issued

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Moments ago, at 4:22am local time, a major 6.8 magnitude quake struck eastern Japan, off the Fukushima coast.

  • FLASH:M6.8 QUAKE JOLTS OFF FUKUSHIMA, JAPAN, TSUNAMI ALERT
  • EARTHQUAKE EARLY WARNING ISSUED FOR JAPAN, OFF FUKUSHIMA:JMA
  • EARTHQUAKE EARLY WARNING ISSUED FOR JAPAN, OFF FUKUSHIMA:JMA
  • TSUNAMI WARNING ISSUED AFTER JAPAN QUAKE: AP

From the USGS:

And NOAA:

 

So far there have been no reports of damage. Those curious can keep track of Fukushima in real time at the live webcast below:

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Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:42 | 4948036 COSMOS
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What could possibly go wrong now LOL

I bet those fuel rods are sloshing around just nicely in the elevated fuel ponds.

Can we just write off Japan as a total loss to humankind and just make it a no go zone for the next thousand years?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:46 | 4948070 ParkAveFlasher
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GOJIRA !!!  AAAAAAAAAAGHHHH!

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:05 | 4948132 Pladizow
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I see three eyed Japanese babies in the near future.

Godzilla is very very angry!

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:08 | 4948171 StacksOnStacks
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If this doesn't add 500 to the DOW I will be shocked!

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:10 | 4948177 Liberal
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As a proud liberal whose only interest is the people's well-being, I am against earthquakes and believe we should ban them.  And I am 100% confident that our fearless President Obama will issue a statement against earthquakes as well.  Thank you.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:22 | 4948839 fleur de lis
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He could start by tearing the strings out of that accursed HAARP.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:12 | 4948183 COSMOS
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Well the Asian girls are kind of flat to begin with, I guess if they grow three or more tits it can make up for lack of size.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:02 | 4948143 pods
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Krugman is gonna have to double his order of hand lotion if this keeps up.

pods

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:05 | 4948157 Pooper Popper
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Ora noe,

vbig wiener is grlowing!

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:15 | 4948189 FuzzyDunlop21
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Wei Tu She Ki

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:49 | 4948082 Manthong
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Yes. Now we get to see how well they propped up that fuel rod pool at #4 that is 100 feet in the air and tilting.

I read that it was supposed to be good for a 7.0.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:55 | 4948109 RafterManFMJ
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Everybody knows when you jostle your mixed drink, it cools faster. This is actually good news for Fookashima in particular and the Earth in general.

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 00:35 | 4949331 ajax
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That's some weird science RafterMan...

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:55 | 4948111 yrad
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Holy Sushi Batman!!

Why does God hate that country so....?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:03 | 4948144 Citxmech
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I have it on good authority that God is not on their side because God hates idiots:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xy0MJgnW6v4

 

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:03 | 4948149 Pladizow
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Not God, Godzilla!

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:07 | 4948164 ZH Snob
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OK.  no go it is.

I was there a few years ago.  I felt like the invisible man.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:14 | 4948187 Jumbotron
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Just in time for Typhoon Neoguri

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:19 | 4948206 _ConanTheLibert...
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...to wash all radio active shitsu away into the ocean. Problem solved.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 19:47 | 4948759 Buck Johnson
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I totally agree, I've always said that the truth is that Japan will become uninhabitable for centuries if not forever.

 

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:41 | 4948041 gdiamond22
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RUH RO!

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:54 | 4948106 101 years and c...
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a tsunami of radiated water washing back ashore.  kinda funny.....since i dont live there and its exactly what the gov't of that country deserves.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:06 | 4948156 Manthong
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Now the people know where to force the government and financial racketeers to cleanse themselves.

The Water Cure: The Japanese Bathing Ritual

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:41 | 4948044 1000yrdstare
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The latest I hear is that Japans government has downgraded the 6.8 to a 2.3 by thier standards....so its all good...

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:41 | 4948046 seek
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Anyone else getting the feeling between the first tsunami, the typhoon this week and now this "someone" is seriously pissed off at Japan?

Maybe god has issues with JGBs?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:51 | 4948091 americanreality
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Yes.  "God" is mad at Japan and is trying to kill the people.  Nice god you worship.  What's with the flood of believers on this site lately?  It's embarrassing.  I'm embarrassed for you.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:55 | 4948110 seek
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Whoosh!

This is just for you: /sarc

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:01 | 4948130 pods
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<facepalm>

He didn't come with me.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:09 | 4948174 Jugdish787
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I almost gave you the only up vote solely based on the picture of jerry, given their last show was 19 years ago this week.  

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:21 | 4948215 Ariadne
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is man a mistake God made, or is God a mistake man made? 

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:30 | 4948243 FuzzyDunlop21
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like, hey man. thats deep

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 17:44 | 4948450 COSMOS
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I dont know let's ask Master Cylinder what he thinks....

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 19:05 | 4948650 Ariadne
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deep haka...

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:52 | 4948094 SHEEPFUKKER
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Or buying JGB's is doing god's work. 

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:55 | 4948108 Manthong
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I thought that was jobbed out to Espirito Santo.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:43 | 4948282 agent default
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God had better watch out because Goldman doesn't like competition.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:53 | 4948096 Gaius Frakkin' ...
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Maybe someone is trying to wake them from their fetish fairy-tales. Or maybe reality is finally smacking them in the ass...

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:11 | 4948102 A Lunatic
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"The second angel poured out his bowl into the sea, and it became like the blood of a corpse, and every living thing died that was in the sea".....

 

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:44 | 4948899 Tom Terrific
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When I first read that I thought it said:

 

"The second angel pured out his bowel into the sea..... " 

LOL

Sat, 07/12/2014 - 00:48 | 4949352 ajax
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"The Good Book" indeed...

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:01 | 4948128 Son of Loki
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I'm not worried; I have full Faith in those GE-Designed nukular plants.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:42 | 4948049 Ness.
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Sell VIX - buy stocks!!  It's Friday, and Tuesday is right around the corner.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:42 | 4948050 rsnoble
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Tepco is probably praying for the big one.  You know..........just wash your problems away.

That's a favorite meme with the world's criminals.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:42 | 4948051 Agent P
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An earthquake and a typhoon?  Goldman Sachs must be mad at Japan! 

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:02 | 4948134 IridiumRebel
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...and Paul Krugman has a hard on.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:43 | 4948054 greygoo
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The whales strike back!

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:46 | 4948068 dontgoforit
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Godzilla PMS'ing

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:04 | 4948152 Pooper Popper
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Fawk you whale!

fawk yu dolphin!

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:15 | 4948191 Grande Tetons
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That flew over my head the first time I read it. 

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:43 | 4948059 Hindenburg...Oh Man
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IT seems to have rattled the "buy" key on all the trading terminals, as about 22 minutes after the hour coincides with another buying splurge on the indices. 

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