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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.


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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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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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.


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:


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...
_ConanTheLibertarian_'s picture 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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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 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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This is just for you: /sarc

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

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..... " 


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. 

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:43 | 4948060 NOTaREALmerican
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No problem,  it's all one big frozen ice-cube now.  

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:45 | 4948062 dontgoforit
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That map looks like a really bad orange barrel night.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:45 | 4948064 Joebloinvestor
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I bet this throws a spanner in the TEPCO world of lies and deciet.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:46 | 4948067 MsCreant
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No. You are supposed to aim the HAARP at Russia you redneck dimwhit. 

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:55 | 4948112 cougar_w
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Back to camp for more training ...

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:02 | 4948133 monad
Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:46 | 4948071 Idaho potato head
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I wonder if Abe's decision to expand the military is connected I in needing new place to live.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:46 | 4948075 Gringo Viejo
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Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:52 | 4948092 FieldingMellish
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Just in time to propel the markets to a green close. How considerate.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:08 | 4948167 FieldingMellish
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I'm sorry. That was cynical of me. The government just wants to help the poor citizens... everyday.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:57 | 4948095 cougar_w
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A small tsunami will hit the power plants and bounce off harmlessly.

As soon as it does a fleet of Komatsu D-575A dozers will leap into action. They will push the power plants off their foundations into the sea with the stored control rods after them, and then the machine operators will commit honorable suppuku by driving their machines right into the sea after.

Power plants and all evidence, destroyed.

A tearful TEPCO executive will go on national TV saying that a huge tsunami destroyed everything and washed it all out to sea, leaving not a trace nor anything else to do at the location, so please do not worry.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:52 | 4948098 Ariadne
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My God will get you...

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 15:57 | 4948116 atthelake
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How many nuclear power plants are built on, or near. fault lines?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:00 | 4948126 monad
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All except the ones on ships.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:04 | 4948150 cougar_w
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Most likely this is true.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:02 | 4948141 Wipewithpaper
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one is too many

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:03 | 4948142 Wipewithpaper
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one is too many

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:02 | 4948131 dontgoforit
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If you did a map with monetary, property, stock, real estate, etc. bubbles - this is what it would look like - and not just in Japan.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:02 | 4948138 Fuku Ben
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That f*cker almost threw me out of bed

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:06 | 4948155 cougar_w
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Get another boyfriend.

Now, about this earthquake ...

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:25 | 4948231 Fuku Ben
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Nice try but that was weaker than the upcoming aftershock

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 17:13 | 4948355 MsCreant
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You really do need a new boyfriend...

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:05 | 4948154 BigRedRider
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Look at all the bubbles on the NOAA graph.  Where's Obama?  Did he sneak off to Tokyo on our dime and pop a Magnum of Chimpagne?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:07 | 4948162 loveyajimbo
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Those lying douchebags in Japan need to call in Russia... ASAP and quit fuckin' around...

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:11 | 4948180 papaswamp
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Its a tsunami advisory not warning.

Tsunami Forecast Region Estimated Initial
Tsunami Arrival Time Estimated
Maximum Tsunami Height

IWATE PREF. 04:50 JST 12 Jul 1 m
MIYAGI PREF. 04:50 JST 12 Jul 1 m
FUKUSHIMA PREF. 04:40 JST 12 Jul 1 m

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:26 | 4948208 Laddie
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Perhaps my first post on ZH:

"March 12th Obama should have DEMANDED that the reactors were entombed Chernobyl style. He didn't he went off to Brazil and started a war with Libya. The consequences of letting the situation deteriorate in those crucial first hours have yet to be seen, but will be tragic.

Watch the 1959 film ON THE BEACH stars Gregory Peck, Anthony Perkins, Ava Gardner, Fred Astaire."

What he also did then was authorize 9 new nuclear power plants for US. 3 for Georgia, 3 for South Carolina and 3 in another state.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:45 | 4948292 agent default
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Exactly who the fuck is Obama to demand anything from another country?  Suppose Japan just said no. 

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 17:18 | 4948376 Matt
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Fukushima is a threat to national security, possibly an existential threat. If there is any reason to justify the existence of a Federal Government, existential security threats such as this is definitely number one.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 20:43 | 4948897 agent default
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And since when does the US government have any authority out side the borders. 

Ah, screw it if I were Japan I would just say no, come and invade us.  Then Fukushima is your problem. 

The sad thing is that Obama is so stupid that he probably would.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 21:30 | 4949028 Matt
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If your neighbour has a trash fire that is making your children sick, what authority do you have to do anything about it?

So do you just let your family get sick and die, or do you just abandon your home?

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:23 | 4948224 ArmyofOne
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Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:56 | 4948315 Bennie Noakes
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Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:27 | 4948238 Fix It Again Timmy
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Send Jamie Damon over there for FREE radiation treatments for his throat cancer......

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 17:15 | 4948362 MsCreant
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He could just "blow" the reactor.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:42 | 4948278 Ariadne
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Sorry Japan, we'd really like to help you, um, save the planet, um, but we gave all our money to these parasites and they um, multiplied, and now by edict we can't educate our own children until we put them through school, and um, they don't, they just milked the tit dry.

But we'll be happy to send Hillary & Moochie over to counsel you about your social inequalities.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 16:55 | 4948312 Bennie Noakes
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It's the butterfly effect. Fracking in Oklahoma + increased atmospheric CO2 always leads to earthquakes near Japanese nuclear plants.

Plus, Abe's economic policies didn't help either.

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 19:28 | 4948712 Milton Freewater
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Akira will save us!

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 22:32 | 4949157 shinobi-7
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The quake was M 6.5, relatively small unless "choka-gata" (just below the ground), far at sea, and much too small to trigger a tsunami. Hardly worth the news and certainly not worth waking up. (It was 4am in the morning.) We have quakes of this size (shaking 4 on a scale of 7) once a month in Japan.

As long as you do not see M 8 and a shaking of 6+, nothing much is happening in Japan. Let's not forget that the Internet is craving for news and that almost everything is over-hyped... unless it is voluntarily under reported. Let's focus on these news, not on diluting further what's really going on. The media do that amazingly well.

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