Aftershock blue flash?
This just got posted to my wall, I’ve been unable to verify the authenticity of this, we’ll confirm or deny it in the comments thread. Thanks Mike!
EDIT: Tony reports that this event is “explained as an arc at the Sendai power plant, which suffered some damage from the 7.1 aftershock.”
Belinda also came across this story (http://www.space.com/11328-strange-space-explosion-black-hole.html)
“A huge, powerful star explosion detonated in deep space last week — an ultra-bright conflagaration that has astronomers scratching their heads over exactly how it happened.”
Check out the Sonoma Real Time GRB thingy (use the flash one because Silverlight SUCKS): http://grb.sonoma.edu/index.php