That's strike three.
The alert by authorities for people within 30 kilometers to shelter in place suggests a worst-case scenario is now playing out, i.e., an exposed nuclear meltdown. What's more, there are reports of a fire at the fourth and final reactor. Finally, the prevailing winds over Fukushima have swung around toward the south now, i.e., toward Tokyo.
This all has correlated with reversals in global stock markets from psychologically important thousand marks into what I've been warning will be the "Apocalypse Wave" in terms of the Elliott Wave Principle:
In fact, the correlation regarding Japan's Nikkei has been profoundly precise.
The Nikkei break below the 10K mark took the form of the mass emotional reaction to the 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami striking Japan. The initial news broke just before the Tokyo stock exchange closed last Friday and then on Monday the Nikkei opened below the psychologically significant 10K mark:
Today (tonight EST) the Nikkei closed just before the lunch break slightly below the 9K mark. Right after this, the news broke that Reactor Two exploded at the Fukushima nuclear power plant and a significant meltdown and radiation leak was underway.
UPDATE: After lunch the Nikkei opened down an additional 700+ points below the 9K mark:
Thus, the breakdown in Japanese mass mood has taken the form of a nightmare scenario of an earthquake, tsunami and nuclear disaster. Note how a panic extreme, and possible short-term low, came with news of the nuclear disaster. There is underlying mass hysteria associated with radioactivity, especially in Japan which has already been the worst victim of nuclear power in history to-date. Maybe this will cap what may be the opening act of the Apocalypse Wave, at least for the Japanese.
What's important to recognize is how causality is the reverse of what is commonly believed. The trend in mass mood is bringing forth collectively experienced events rather than experienced historical events giving rise to the trend in mass mood:
IMHO, it's all about wave-particle duality on the human scale.
At what point does the historical evidence inspire modern "church authorities", i.e., scientific authorities, to take a look through Galileo's telescope so they see the moons circling Jupiter that calls into question their "orthodoxy"?!
"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." - Arthur Schopenhauer
Reactor One explodes at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan
Reactor Three explodes at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan