6.8 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Fukushima, Tsunami Warning Issued

Tyler Durden's picture

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


From the USGS:



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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COSMOS's picture

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?

ParkAveFlasher's picture


Pladizow's picture

I see three eyed Japanese babies in the near future.

Godzilla is very very angry!

StacksOnStacks's picture

If this doesn't add 500 to the DOW I will be shocked!

Liberal's picture

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.

fleur de lis's picture

He could start by tearing the strings out of that accursed HAARP.

COSMOS's picture

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.

pods's picture

Krugman is gonna have to double his order of hand lotion if this keeps up.


Pooper Popper's picture

Ora noe,

vbig wiener is grlowing!

Manthong's picture

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.

RafterManFMJ's picture

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.

ajax's picture



That's some weird science RafterMan...

yrad's picture

Holy Sushi Batman!!

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

Citxmech's picture

I have it on good authority that God is not on their side because God hates idiots:



ZH Snob's picture

OK.  no go it is.

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

Jumbotron's picture

Just in time for Typhoon Neoguri

_ConanTheLibertarian_'s picture

...to wash all radio active shitsu away into the ocean. Problem solved.

Buck Johnson's picture

I totally agree, I've always said that the truth is that Japan will become uninhabitable for centuries if not forever.


101 years and counting's picture

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.

Manthong's picture

Now the people know where to force the government and financial racketeers to cleanse themselves.

The Water Cure: The Japanese Bathing Ritual

1000yrdstare's picture

The latest I hear is that Japans government has downgraded the 6.8 to a 2.3 by thier standards....so its all good...

seek's picture

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?

americanreality's picture

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.

seek's picture


This is just for you: /sarc

pods's picture


He didn't come with me.

Jugdish787's picture

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.  

Ariadne's picture

is man a mistake God made, or is God a mistake man made? 

FuzzyDunlop21's picture

like, hey man. thats deep

COSMOS's picture

I dont know let's ask Master Cylinder what he thinks....


Or buying JGB's is doing god's work. 

Manthong's picture

I thought that was jobbed out to Espirito Santo.

agent default's picture

God had better watch out because Goldman doesn't like competition.

Gaius Frakkin&#039; Baltar's picture

Maybe someone is trying to wake them from their fetish fairy-tales. Or maybe reality is finally smacking them in the ass...

A Lunatic's picture

"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".....


Tom Terrific's picture

When I first read that I thought it said:


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


ajax's picture



"The Good Book" indeed...

Son of Loki's picture

I'm not worried; I have full Faith in those GE-Designed nukular plants.

Ness.'s picture

Sell VIX - buy stocks!!  It's Friday, and Tuesday is right around the corner.

rsnoble's picture

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.

Agent P's picture

An earthquake and a typhoon?  Goldman Sachs must be mad at Japan! 

IridiumRebel's picture

...and Paul Krugman has a hard on.

greygoo's picture

The whales strike back!

Pooper Popper's picture

Fawk you whale!

fawk yu dolphin!

Grande Tetons's picture

That flew over my head the first time I read it. 

Hindenburg...Oh Man's picture

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.