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Powerful 7.9 Magnitude Earthquake Shakes Mexico City, No Tsunami Warning

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Moments ago we saw headlines flashing of a major 7.6 magnitude earthquake swaying Mexico City. It turns out the earthquake was even stronger, and according to the USGS is now classified as 7.9. From Reuters: "MEXICO CITY, March 20 (Reuters) - A major 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck near Acapulco on Mexico's Pacific coast, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Tuesday. Earlier it had been reported at 7.6 magnitude." Luckily, as Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher notes, "Mexican TV reports no major damage in the State of Oaxaca" citing the local governor.

From the USGS:

No Tsunami warning from the NOAA:

000
WEPA42 PHEB 201813
TIBPAC

TSUNAMI BULLETIN NUMBER 001
PACIFIC TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER/NOAA/NWS
ISSUED AT 1813Z 20 MAR 2012

THIS BULLETIN APPLIES TO AREAS WITHIN AND BORDERING THE PACIFIC
OCEAN AND ADJACENT SEAS...EXCEPT ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...
WASHINGTON...OREGON AND CALIFORNIA.

... TSUNAMI INFORMATION BULLETIN ...

THIS BULLETIN IS FOR INFORMATION ONLY.

THIS BULLETIN IS ISSUED AS ADVICE TO GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.  ONLY
NATIONAL AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE
DECISIONS REGARDING THE OFFICIAL STATE OF ALERT IN THEIR AREA AND
ANY ACTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN RESPONSE.

AN EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED WITH THESE PRELIMINARY PARAMETERS

 ORIGIN TIME -  1803Z 20 MAR 2012
 COORDINATES -  17.0 NORTH   98.1 WEST
 DEPTH       -   10 KM
 LOCATION    -  GUERRERO  MEXICO
 MAGNITUDE   -  7.8

EVALUATION

 A DESTRUCTIVE WIDESPREAD TSUNAMI WAS NOT GENERATED BASED ON
 EARTHQUAKE AND HISTORICAL TSUNAMI DATA. HOWEVER, THERE IS THE
 POSSIBILITY OF SOME LOCAL TSUNAMI EFFECTS.  THIS EARTHQUAKE IS
 LOCATED INLAND FROM THE COAST.

THIS WILL BE THE ONLY BULLETIN ISSUED FOR THIS EVENT UNLESS
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.

THE WEST COAST/ALASKA TSUNAMI WARNING CENTER WILL ISSUE PRODUCTS
FOR ALASKA...BRITISH COLUMBIA...WASHINGTON...OREGON...CALIFORNIA.

 


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Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:21 | Link to Comment junkyardjack
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Hopefully there isn't any slow down in the drug trade

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:24 | Link to Comment LuKOsro
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Back into the white gold ?

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:33 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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All the damn coordinated printing by central banks is disturbing the earth's tectonic plates!

The fractional reserve charlatans tempt Mothra & King Ghidorah!

I do hope that Newtonstroyah & MechaVonMises will defend us!

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:33 | Link to Comment Hard1
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This will go down as an another example of how news agencies repeat a wrong reading over and over and over

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:35 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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I bet Krugman is on bended knee, praying for a follow up tsunami and ancillary destruction right now.

...a Keynesian's wet dream (especially when the Uranusian Invaders let them down).

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 15:23 | Link to Comment SokPOTUS
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A "wet" dream about a tsunami?  Ha!

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 17:01 | Link to Comment Vampyroteuthis ...
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This be a lesson! Stay south of the border or your relatives will pay!!!

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:39 | Link to Comment Hard1
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Traded down to 7.6% already.  I have orders at 6.6%

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 15:16 | Link to Comment Hard1
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Another downtick, 7.4 now on USGS

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 15:20 | Link to Comment ShankyS
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Were nuclear weapons part of fast and furious? 

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 16:08 | Link to Comment navy62802
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I wouldn't be fucking surprised.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:35 | Link to Comment Joe Davola
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Either that or it's the fracking in Ohio and PA.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:49 | Link to Comment A Lunatic
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This is nothing short of a conspiratorial diversion by TPTB to draw attention away from Apple.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:58 | Link to Comment Ratscam
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BS, but iWonder why there are some many iQuakes always at depths of exactly 10 km? Any suggestions from geologist?

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 15:07 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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I just hope Andy Dufrene & Red are doing ok...

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 15:15 | Link to Comment kridkrid
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You watch last night as well?

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 15:10 | Link to Comment Manthong
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Good thing.. Probably disrupted the aim at several different shootings when it hit..

Bad thing.. these things are always bigger that first reports and even a little is a lot on a log scale.

 

 

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 18:09 | Link to Comment Think for yourself
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Surface quake, usually much weaker than that. There has been many powerful surface quakes lately, conspiracy theorists are ablaze. Tin foil hat says HAARP-induced, but I personally haven't looked enough into it to have an opinion.

It definitely points either at something unnatural or at manipulated data.

Moreover, 7.9 quake that does not cause damage? I call bullshit. There should be collapsed buildings, damaged roads and so on, spotting the landscape everywhere. 

Wed, 03/21/2012 - 06:45 | Link to Comment New World Chaos
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I have worked in seismology for a few years and you are right about the surface quakes.  Very strange.  I can also tell you that HAARP won't cause these things.  HAARP can't focus massive amounts of energy anywhere in the world underground, and there is simply no way to know enough about underground geology, crack patterns and stresses to be able to trigger large earthquakes using a small amount of energy.  The smaller surface quakes are probably due to fracking.

I am pretty sure the Virginia surface quake was a nuke.   The seismogram lacked a separate P-wave and S-wave.   Alex Jones kept a copy of the seismogram:  http://www.prisonplanet.com/6-strange-anomalies-with-the-virginia-earthquake.html

I see seismograms like this from mining blasts.  A blast in pristine rock generates all P-wave and no S-wave, whereas with normal earthquakes there is a small P-wave followed by a larger S-wave.  Only S-waves can interact with the surface to create Love waves, which are even more destructive.  The end result is that a blast should not cause nearly as much building damage as an earthquake of comparable energy.

The Virginia event was no mining blast.  It released more energy than the Hiroshima nuke.  Furthermore, the aftershock sequence was very weak.  Aftershocks on stressed faults follow certain statistical laws.  Looks like this "quake" was not on a stressed fault.  Might not have been on a fault at all. It might also have been shallower than its stated 6km. Depth readings are unreliable for shallow quakes.

The Denver surface quake (which came shortly after the Virginia quake) might also have been a nuke, though the seismogram went down the memory hole.  Both Virginia and Denver were rumored to have underground NWO bug-out bases.  Is someone in our military trying to prevent WWIII by forcing the elites to take their chances on the surface with the little people?  It would be great to have the US military be on humanity's side for a change.  We will need them to help take down the NWO.  http://www.divinecosmos.com/start-here/davids-blog/975-undergroundbases.  There were surface quakes and possible underground bases in northern NM but the quakes were near faults and/or volcanoes that were active in the geologically recent past.

As for the Mexico quake:  Our own MrGneiss said one was coming. (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2011-year-earthquake-visual-and-auditory-guide#comment-2268562) I called BS because he referenced a site by a cultish alien contactee and because so far, nobody has been able to set their watch by anything geological.  Sorry, MrGneiss.  No common sense in crazy times?  WTF?  Is The Onion Reality spreading?  Or is the cause somehow astronomical? 

It makes no sense.  Gravitational influences are so small.  The whole Planet X thing is guaranteed to be bogus.  I'm still thinking even the earthquake thing is a fluke.  Let's wait till Sept. 24 and see if another Pacific Rim city eats it.  The part from California to Alaska is quiet... too quiet.

Wed, 03/21/2012 - 16:43 | Link to Comment AgShaman
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Some say indeed unnatural....as in a man made event.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt1UPfyMx9w&feature=player_embedded

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:50 | Link to Comment Hippocratic Oaf
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Riiiiiing riiiiiiing...............

Malia.........um, hello?

The Great and Powerful OZ.......Hello, Talia dear, this is your father; The President of..

Malia.........Oh, hell dad, I was about to do a jello shot. And the names Malia, not Talia.

The Great and Powerful OZ.......Oh, yes.....right. Anyway, it says here on the teleprompter that there's   an earthquake in Mexico and your mother and I would like for you to come home or just meet us at our next sudden vacation spot.

Malia........No way. The stupid earthquake happened on the other side of Mexico anyway.

The Great and Powerful OZ......Ah yes, You were always good at geometry. We still want you to come home.

Malia........Uh, no....ain't happening. 

The Great and Powerful OZ.....Your mothers going to kill me.

Malia........Not my problem.

The Great and Powerful OZ.....Well, just remember to eat your peas.

Malia.......<click>

 

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 23:54 | Link to Comment azusgm
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Definitely not HAARP. Malia is in Oaxaca this week, not on the other side of the country.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 18:42 | Link to Comment Citxmech
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"MechaVonMises"

LMFAO - That is priceless!

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 15:30 | Link to Comment battle axe
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Calif, you are next, you are way over due.....

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 16:49 | Link to Comment 12ToothAssassin
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These nearby non-catastrophic quakes hopefully relieve pressure on Cali fault lines

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 16:28 | Link to Comment Jake88
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Reality is for people who can't handle drugs.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:21 | Link to Comment Deep79
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Thats bullish right?

 

 

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:23 | Link to Comment junkyardjack
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Think of all the construction equipment that will need to be purchased to repair collapsed drug tunnels

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:30 | Link to Comment dick cheneys ghost
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not to mention taxpayer money

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 15:08 | Link to Comment francis_sawyer
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Long CAT-(nip)

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:30 | Link to Comment LongSoupLine
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yes...bullish.  Market hitting high of day as algos are not programmed with the words "natural" "earth" "disaster and "quake".

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:24 | Link to Comment UTICA CLUB XX PURE
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We need to send freshly printed tax dollars there ASAP!!!

 

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:30 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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To get what in return? Aliens?

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:38 | Link to Comment gina distrusts gov
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The cia gets free drugs to sell in USA  Bankers get tons of cash to launder , if they get caught  the preset fine is 1% of the churn

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:55 | Link to Comment cossack55
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Aliens are free.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 15:03 | Link to Comment wisefool
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I think the Romney type people are from mexico. Hopefully he'll donate a bunch of money to the rebuilding effort and get his tax rate down to 12%.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:22 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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CNBC reporting that thousands of I-pads were damaged in the quake. This is, needless to say, bullish for AAPL.

sigh....

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:32 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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The Apple News?!?!?!?!

My god... Even 1 scratch on the box can cause the price to drop 50%... who would want a new ipad where the packaging isn't mint....

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:41 | Link to Comment Bunga Bunga
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Which report can't be linked to iPads these days?

Mon, 03/26/2012 - 05:01 | Link to Comment kenban
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Glad the same thing does not happen in China. Otherwise Apple would be closing up shop.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:23 | Link to Comment death_to_fed_tyranny
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Bring On the Great San Francisco Quake. California needs to be snuffed out. Then the Fed Intervention will be done. Nothing will hold up the Great Ponzi!

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:27 | Link to Comment alien-IQ
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I was in LA during the Northridge quake. All I can say is that it SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKED...big time.

Fuck that shit. I'll take a hurricane any day of the week over an earthquake.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:33 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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Yesterday it rained a bit over here... Just as I planned to have drink with my friends... I feel their pain...

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 17:52 | Link to Comment Sunshine n Lollipops
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Our thoughts and prayers are with you, SD.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:24 | Link to Comment Race Car Driver
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3/22

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:57 | Link to Comment Gohn Galt
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Exactly, I am staying put in secure location and have everything flat in metals until after that date. 

Does anybody have anything more?  The steam volcanoes and crazy weather in the US and a few other things make me think that we are than due.  There have been a lot medium but unusual quakes reported from Oklahoma through Tennessee that aren't on the USGE site over the last few months.

This guy haas some nice video demonstrations on the weather, earthquakes and plumes in the US if there is interest.

http://www.youtube.com/user/dutchsinse

 

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 15:19 | Link to Comment LongSoupLine
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cool link..thanks

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:24 | Link to Comment Dull Which
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Amazing after the link on here yesterday showing the video of all the 2011 seismic activity followed by numerous posts that there'd been so little activity in the top right hand quadrant of the Ring of Fire

 

(I feel a Johnny Cash song coming on)

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 15:47 | Link to Comment TruthInSunshine
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[I'm NOT implying Johnny Cash wasn't epic]

 

Just sayin' variety is the spice of life, punk bitchez:

Social Distortion-Ring Of Fire LIVE - YouTube

 

Social Distortion- Ring of Fire - YouTube
Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:25 | Link to Comment ABG LINE
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harrp

 

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:29 | Link to Comment WhOracle
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HAARP :(

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:47 | Link to Comment fleur de lis
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Yep, the summer interns for TPTB are taking turns playing with the HAARP toy. I hope it fries every master-of-the-universe tyrant wannabe who touches it.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 17:01 | Link to Comment GoldmanSux
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This is the town Obama's daughter is spring breaking in.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 15:47 | Link to Comment JTBfromtheWL
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HARRP is part of it but more likely to amplify a natural event like this. They ramp it up leading to major quake, 72 hours before fukashima and same deal here. Except they are waiting for 3/22.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:26 | Link to Comment DormRoom
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Large Hadron Collider is back up and running, after the Winter break, @ higher energy beams.  Expect black swan events to increase into 2013.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:26 | Link to Comment Triggernometry
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I noticed a few big quakes around MXC on the 2011 earthquake clip a few days ago.  it was very interesting to see aftershocks of large quakes occurring halfway across the world.  Strangely silent were the faults on the east coast.

I've previously seen research showing loose correlation between solar and tectonic activity; the sun's coming into the peak of its 11 year cycle, I hope that doesn't correlate to earthquakes this year.  It is estimated just one quake over 7.0 off Fukushima will collapse the spent fuel pools, so if you thinks its bad now...

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 15:39 | Link to Comment bbq on whitehou...
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The mantle is a liquid so it is effected by gravity and large shocks such at Japans quake.
It would seem that Mexico and Chile will have some strong quakes this year. Maybe even Cali will get a few large 5.7 or so.
Will just have to watch and see.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:27 | Link to Comment jimijon
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Big CME hit us two weeks ago... correlation? causation?  You decide.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:28 | Link to Comment VulpisVulpis
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Causation is a fool's errand.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:28 | Link to Comment ziggy59
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Hmmm presidents daughter is down there, no?

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:38 | Link to Comment thedrickster
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Maybe it was the Russians firing up SiberiaHAARP to send a message.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:38 | Link to Comment GeezerGeek
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Malia Obama was reported to be there on spring break, along with school friends and 867 secret service agents. The reports have mostly disappeared from the web.

Are we to consider that this was a terrorist attack using an Iranian HAARP system to cause the earthquake? Or was it part of the supposed Republican war against women? The possibilities are endless.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 16:57 | Link to Comment 12ToothAssassin
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Who would want to hang out with Malia and all the shenanigans you could get into with 867 Secret Servicepeople around? Sounds mighty boring. On the other hand, you could probably get away with murder...

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:28 | Link to Comment Sutton
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7.9

Monster

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 15:01 | Link to Comment Crumbles
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now been updated to a measly 7.6. kindasortalike the CBO does estimates and revisions.

Seasonal adjustment next !

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 15:41 | Link to Comment bbq on whitehou...
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Look for more large quakes in Mexico this year.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:28 | Link to Comment randomdrift
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Its a natural disaster. Better send the US Army. --- Payback for the Mexican Army in New Orleans.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:28 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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Damn... No reconstruction contracts...

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:39 | Link to Comment thedrickster
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Paging Dr Krugman.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:32 | Link to Comment tickhound
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Now if only the Fed could time such an event here, the very day they finally lose their grip on this shitpile.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:33 | Link to Comment Watts_D_Matter
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Does this mean the tunnels these beaners crawl through have collapsed? 

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:35 | Link to Comment Sudden Debt
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Like rabits, they rebuild them within a day...

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:37 | Link to Comment bob_dabolina
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It's only bullish if three nuclear meltdowns occur at the same time.

If that happens again, buy stocks.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:42 | Link to Comment Dr. Engali
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U.S.S. Enterprise are you going to be a sacrificial lamb to draw us into war?

 

 

http://tinyurl.com/8yaxkoj

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:43 | Link to Comment Trying to Understand
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Confusion abounds: Oxacala: 7.6 at 18:02GMT AND Guerrero a 7.9 at 18:02GMT today.

 

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 15:04 | Link to Comment Alea Iactaest
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7.6 on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 18:02:48 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0008m7e.php

 

followed by 5.1 on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 18:35:40 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0008m7e.php

 

also 6.2 in papua on Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 17:56:19 UTC

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/usc0008m6b.php

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 17:42 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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over at global incident map, they're showing 3 quakes over "6.0" Indonesia / Papua NG, and 3 from Oaxaca region, 7.3, 7.4, 7.9. . .all within 10 minutes of each other, plus quite a few aftershocks from both places, 4.7 - 5.3 range. . .

http://quakes.globalincidentmap.com/

this will get the "188 days" folks hyper-excited me thinks. . .

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:44 | Link to Comment Global Hunter
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I was just watching a video on youtube predicting a major quake in the Pacific area on the 22nd of march.  

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 15:09 | Link to Comment Global Hunter
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thank you, I didn't provide a link because I don't endorse the views or really have any idea and don't want to be a source of disinformation.  If one goes to youtube and searches "march 22nd earthquake" there's some more things there.

 

 

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 18:03 | Link to Comment Jena
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Well, dammit, I may put off hemming those curtains until after the 22nd...

There was snow in the high desert of California over the weekend even though the temps were around the 40's.  Nothing stuck on the ground but the flurries continued all day.  Strange.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 15:16 | Link to Comment Dapper Dan
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Is the Presidents daughter in Oaxaca this week, or has that story been officially denied?

 

Update:

Guerrero, Mexico, earthquake

  'In light of today's earthquake, we can confirm that Malia Obama is safe and was never in danger' - Kristina Schake, Communications Director to First Lady Michelle Obama; Malia Obama is currently on a school trip in Mexico - @NBCNews
Tue, 03/20/2012 - 17:41 | Link to Comment DeltaDawn
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Last time I checked we cannot afford to send her and security anywhere for spring break.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 19:18 | Link to Comment hedgehog9999
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These people talikng about planet X are both ignorant and/or smoking crack.

I am no astronomer but I am pretty good with numbers. The SUN is 8 light-minutes away from earth, Jupiter is 40 light-minutes away on average while Saturn is 80 light-minutes away.

Any X planet object to have any meaningful effect on this earth of ours should be within the vicinity of Saturn or a lot  closer. There is nothing out there at that distance!!!

earthquakes happen all the time, daily as a matter of fact or more often////

I'd be more worried about excessive debt Tsunamis or the moral decay or western civilization and government induced economic earthquakes.

Hedgehog.

 

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:44 | Link to Comment thedrickster
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WTF 

 

DJ Magnitude 6.2 Quake Strikes Papua, Indonesia -USGS       

 

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 17:55 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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just for the record, there are earthquakes over 6.0 fairly regularly in Papua region, also Vanuatu, Fiji - most are around 5-6.5. . .

the listed epicenter of the 7.9 today is " Near coast of Guerrero, Mexico" - which had a 6.8 (reports vary on this number, but this is one "official' quote) on Dec. 11, 2011. (11/12/11)

http://earthquake-report.com/2011/12/11/very-strong-earthquake-at-interm...

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:45 | Link to Comment Carl Spackler
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as Al Jazeera's Alan Fisher notes, "Mexican TV reports no major damage in the State of Oaxaca" citing the local governor

 

What is an Al Jazeera reporter doing opining ("reporting") on Mexican plate tectonics? How does a Doha, Qatar tv station have an interest in Mexico?  And, especially when there is more news out of the Middle East every day than they can put in a newscast.

Has al Qaeda set up shop South of the US border, and he is out to report on it?

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:46 | Link to Comment thedrickster
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Langley is only like 5 hours from MEX.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 17:10 | Link to Comment Matt
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How does CNN report on stuff that happens outside USA? Besides, from your own quote, the Al Jazeera reporter was citing Mexican TV, citing the governor of Oaxaca. The news is aggragated the same on TV as it is on the Internet.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:48 | Link to Comment Crumbles
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"no damage", according to a Mex gubbamint official ...

Shuuuuurrr

In about 3 days, we will START to learn about the extent of the damage and loss of life. Takes that long to get feet on the ground after a 7.9

Oh, wait - not in a tourist area, many miles inland ... Who cares ...

UPDATE. 3.8 in S. Cal near Anza. followed moments ago by a 7.6 in Guerrero, Oaxaca Mexico

Seems things getting shaky on the shaky side.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 16:45 | Link to Comment Totentänzerlied
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Yeah seriously, the Kobe (Hanshin) quake of 1995 was a 6.8 and it left over 6000 dead, 30,000 injured, 300,000 homeless, and 110,000 building damaged or destroyed. Obviously there are many geological variables but come the fuck on, "NO damage", how in the hell?

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:53 | Link to Comment bnbdnb
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Its Malia's fault.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 14:57 | Link to Comment Solemn Simulacrum
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Isn't Pres. Obama's daughter in the same city?

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 15:04 | Link to Comment lolmao500
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Almost no damage : not bullish.

Krugman still praying every night for an alien invasion.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 15:07 | Link to Comment azzhatter
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Krugman is fracking in Mexico? 

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 15:17 | Link to Comment Global Hunter
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7.4!  

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 15:35 | Link to Comment elmiatzi
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7.4 It is...

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 15:57 | Link to Comment Global Hunter
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Its a bit like the economic indicators, revised downward

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 18:00 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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three separate quakes, 7.3, 7.4, 7.9. . . with many aftershocks in the 4.7 - 5.3 range, ongoing. . . Tonga just had a couple 5.2. . .

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 15:11 | Link to Comment Colonel
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That was caused by a 'Banging the Close' of Silver in the Comex.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 15:21 | Link to Comment Chupacabra-322
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HAARP.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 16:33 | Link to Comment Dave Thomas
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Carlos Slim just bought a shitload of nickels!

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 18:14 | Link to Comment PolishHammer
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As long as Obama kid is safe, the rest can go drown in tsunami honestly.

Send SEAL team and 4 aircraft carriers to evacuate them right now!

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 19:06 | Link to Comment russwinter
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My earthquake alert from Saturday with comment updates:  http://www.wallstreetexaminer.com/blogs/winter/?p=4695

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 19:55 | Link to Comment Cathartes Aura
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many thanks for the link russwinter, excellent information, props for accurate mentioning of all planets involved currently. . .

incoming, eh.

 

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 22:09 | Link to Comment I Got Worms
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Fascinating, Russ - so in  your opinion, was the Mexico quake today the big one for this round, or do you still expect a bigger quake on 3/22?

Wed, 03/21/2012 - 01:13 | Link to Comment BlackholeDivestment
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...you are going to want to see this>>> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgPaLfmC16o <<<This is a massive Earth event axis change call for March 22nd. 

Looks like they ''simulated a 7.9 quake??? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xt1UPfyMx9w&list=UUHE92x768p8h-fMrqhsnE1Q&feature=plcp ...annd Rosemary's Baby'had his kid down there for Spring Break.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 20:40 | Link to Comment Sathington Willougby
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And it burns burns burns

that ring of fire

that ring of fire.

Tue, 03/20/2012 - 22:03 | Link to Comment jla3
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Isn't there a 188 day earthquake cycle? And doesn't this earthquake fit in with this pattern?

 

Wed, 03/21/2012 - 04:08 | Link to Comment cnhedge
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