June 13th, 2010
12:22 AM ET

Strong quake jolts Japan

A 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck Japan on Sunday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake was 4.8 miles (7.7 kilometers) deep and struck near the east coast of Honshu, the largest island in Japan, the USGS said.

There were no immediate reports of damage. Japanese authorities have not issued a tsunami warning.

Post by:
Filed under: Earthquake • Japan
soundoff (159 Responses)
  1. Glenn

    http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/

    it is not abnormal, eathquakes happen daily. JusttCNN is quicker to tell us about them.

    June 13, 2010 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
  2. Philip

    this 2012 dont mean a thing,what bother me is the bp oil spill in gulf of mexico!

    June 13, 2010 at 1:21 am | Report abuse |
    • audra

      I agree with u philip.

      June 13, 2010 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Jessica

      Yeah, we're pretty worried about it. Unfortunately, I don't think it can actually be called a "spill" any more at this point, tho; it's really more like a BP's Oil Geiser Disaster. A spill kinda happens quick and then is generally CLEANED UP.
      It's nice however, that BP does want to save our Walrus's and Seal's in the Gulf of Mexico... we need to be sure to get some!

      June 13, 2010 at 3:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Charlie

      @theonly1 and looneybin:
      Great job of dominating the comments with your personal banter. Way to stay on topic!
      I'd jump in with you guys and argue away, but this isn't about the end of the world. Even if it does happen, it will most likely be man killing man, at apocalyptic level.
      As far as the 'appearance' of earthquakes happening more often... as previously stated, WE are just more AWARE of them than usual because of all of the other media hype grabbing our attention. (what ever stories that generate the views)

      June 13, 2010 at 10:42 pm | Report abuse |
  3. lazer007

    godzella got gass.???

    June 13, 2010 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |
  4. bubba jones

    This is the white peoples trying to control us brothers ....the white man have been secretly putting dynamite in the earth to start them quakes and take our houses when we run ...another truck by the white man....bubba

    June 13, 2010 at 1:33 am | Report abuse |
    • mike

      Why throw race in the mix you ignorant twit?

      June 13, 2010 at 1:50 am | Report abuse |
    • youbetterbelieveit

      So sick of people blaming the white man for everything. Move on and grow up.

      June 13, 2010 at 1:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Adam

      Do you have a nice home, bubba? Because I can't wait to destroy it with earthquakes, kick you out and then move in to the rubble. Nice!

      June 13, 2010 at 6:47 am | Report abuse |
    • LOL

      Fear not bubba jones, there are those of us who are intelligent enough to understand and appreciate your sarcasm....

      June 13, 2010 at 7:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Wang Kerr

      Bubba Jones my @$$!! You can't fool anybody Spike Lee, we know thats you!!

      June 13, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  5. james

    Somethings up...I know things shift all the time, but it is getting my attention.

    June 13, 2010 at 1:36 am | Report abuse |
    • rsg

      You know the end is near.....I don't mean tmrw or the day after or even the next year.....i really dont know when...but you just know that the end is getting closer...... how long do we think we can outlive this? If you read the not so typical articles you will even see that Europe is on the verge of collapsing... go ahead...read up..... the end is near...I know it.

      Matthew 24:14: "And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come." This is almost complete now....most of the known world have heard the gospel. Only a few pockets of unreached people...once this is complete it will end. believe it or not.

      June 13, 2010 at 2:28 am | Report abuse |
  6. boyslayer

    its an average number of earthquakes, just hitting in more populated places than usual... 2012 my ass

    June 13, 2010 at 1:48 am | Report abuse |
  7. Amit Dave

    This quake was predicted by me well in advance.(prediction-12th June 2010 -quake -7.2-time 1630 Hrs Indian Std Time )
    please see my blog for deatil prediction and theory
    http://earthquake-prediction.blogspot.com/
    Amit

    June 13, 2010 at 1:58 am | Report abuse |
    • j

      ALL predictions are disgusting,your not Christ to predict things,only God knows everything. if you can predict things,then predict when will you die!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      June 13, 2010 at 2:11 am | Report abuse |
    • j

      ALL predictions are disgusting,your not Christ to predict things,only God knows everything. if you can predict things,then predict when will you die!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

      June 13, 2010 at 2:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Curious

      Ok, J Nice christian comment.

      June 13, 2010 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
    • looneybin

      You do realize that the bible has many prophets, only one of which is Christ, right?

      Combine your obvious lack of insight with the vitriol of your last comment, and you must be one of the worst Christians ever.

      June 13, 2010 at 10:49 am | Report abuse |
  8. Deepwater805

    Geez, seems like every earth quake brings'm out of the wood work. So....Lights! Camera! Que the end of the world wackos! Action! Release the Kraken!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 13, 2010 at 2:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Little Marie

      I thought Johnny Depp killed the Kraken?

      June 13, 2010 at 3:22 am | Report abuse |
  9. Philip

    people that dont get enough sleep ( cant sleep, its 2:12 am) have a lot of weard things in mind like 2012

    June 13, 2010 at 2:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Mohamed Gameel

      Oh My God that's so funny .... 😀

      June 13, 2010 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Trees Strong

      i tend to agree with Nevyn regarding the oil gushing being replaced, gonnna creat VOIDs causing the 'plate' settling world wide !! seems to me mans Oil Companies will self destruct...and I am interested in 2010 also for my heirs and grandchildrens children...

      June 14, 2010 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  10. Fred

    We had a couple of really mild shakes in Southern California at about the same time.

    June 13, 2010 at 2:18 am | Report abuse |
  11. Jessica

    OMG...!!!.....2012 is here...!!!

    June 13, 2010 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
    • LOL

      uh...nope, still 2010....

      June 13, 2010 at 7:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Mohamed Gameel

      depends on where you are righ now, the time river isn't stable 😛

      June 13, 2010 at 9:24 am | Report abuse |
  12. Heh

    Man, I need to start reading CNN comments more often... offer a good amount of laughs

    End of the world nutters and christian geniuses.

    June 13, 2010 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  13. ANTONIO GARABAS

    And when these things come to pass, rejoice knowing that the hour of the Lord is at hand.

    June 13, 2010 at 2:38 am | Report abuse |
    • Trees Strong

      ..true words but the unbelievers will be as blind men...u got the King Jimmy version, right? Is this Christian radio or real people telling it like it is? The song 2025 I heard as a teen thinking this decade was a long ways away, it is here, thou, and it is real, Haiti earthquake victims can attest to that one!!

      June 14, 2010 at 8:12 am | Report abuse |
  14. ANTHONY GARABAS

    And many shall die in their sinful blindness...

    June 13, 2010 at 2:40 am | Report abuse |
  15. turd

    Yo Tony keep it all in one paragraph k thanks!

    June 13, 2010 at 2:46 am | Report abuse |
1 2 3 4 5