Strong earthquake shakes Japan
A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Japan early Wednesday morning.
March 8th, 2011
10:04 PM ET

Strong earthquake shakes Japan

A tsnuami alert has been issued after an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.2 struck off the coast of Japan's main island of Honshu on Wednesday afternoon, the Japan Meteorological Agency.

The quake, at a depth of 10 kilometers, struck at 12:45 p.m. local time, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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  1. Keksi

    The way things are going,end of world will be this year not 2012.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • guest

      yeah, things are getting really weird. Dead fish, birds, earth quakes, wars, ....may 21st 2011. Hmmmm...I don't know.

      March 8, 2011 at 10:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cindy

      Oh its random. No connections. It's alright. If it was important, someone would be so on this right now, and we would know all about the reason why. I have faith. Winning!

      March 8, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • abcpc1


      March 8, 2011 at 10:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • TheTruth72

      Better get out that book of Revelations and start doing some research. It's all in there.

      March 8, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • 12-21-12

      Those 5-21-11 folks are crazy!

      March 8, 2011 at 10:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • Donna-Marie

      The Bible tells us that we will not know the end date of the world and he will come in the clouds like the twinkling of an eye followed by the sound of trumpets. The date for the end of the world is only the Lords to know. We will not ever have that knowledge. So for scientists to claim that 2012 will be the end of us, its just like they claimed the year 2000 was doom day did that happen NO....I believe something will happen in 2012 but it wont be the end of the world. It might be the alignment of planets or forces of nature being stronger. I predict that in 2012 the number of the beast is going to be upon us and HELL on earth will emerge.

      March 8, 2011 at 10:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • redneckssuck

      Were we supposed to start counting at 0 or 1?

      March 8, 2011 at 10:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • Apocalypse

      I'm COMING!!!!

      March 8, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • makingcents

      Glad there is humor out there to offset the incredibly crazy people on this planet.

      March 8, 2011 at 11:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • cmb

      "So for scientists to claim that 2012 will be the end of us..."

      Its not scientists. Its the opposite of scientists.

      March 8, 2011 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • myklds

      A 7.2 magnitude earthquake but all we can get is a tweet from CNN.

      March 9, 2011 at 12:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      "Maybe the end of the world is THIS year, and NOT in 2012?" "Maybe?" "MAYBE"????! Incredibly stunning!

      There IS no "MAYBE", there is only truth and fact. "The way things are going?" Don't even look at that, The Truth is written as stone IN the Word. Christ is the "chief stone" 1Pe 2:6, Christ is "the Word" John 1:1-15. The "Word" is the "Sword" Eph 6:17. The coming "Sword" is Christ at Judgment Day 1Pe 4:5-7.

      Judgment Day IS May 21st of THIS year! 2Pe 3:8, Ge 7:4. We have but 71 days, the Bible GUARANTEES this! Acts 17:31

      Ez 33:6 But if the watchman see the sword come, and blow not the trumpet, and the people be not warned; if the sword come, and take any person from among them, he is taken away in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at the watchman’s hand.
      7 So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.

      Cry mightily unto God for His mercy. Ps 51:17, Jonah 3:8-10

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      March 9, 2011 at 8:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • kay

      has anyone hear of the Mayan calender? I think it ends in 2012, hmmmm end of the world or end of a calender?

      March 11, 2011 at 3:42 am | Report abuse |
    • Vince

      I'm your Mushroom, Feed me the Bull and Keep me in the Dark..HAARP

      March 11, 2011 at 6:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Julieann Driah

      I'm ready for this world to end. Most of us aren't living anymore but merely existing. Unless you are a millionaire, you can pretty much count on being nothing more than a statistic anyways. The article on the EPA by the way is crap. It's called aircrap. We aren't experiencing global warming. The EPA Division of Climate along with NASA and NOAA and the Department of Defense are killing our air and water and blaming it on Global Warming. Al Gore is an evil jerk. The entire Illuminati is behind this. Maybe it's better to have blinders on.

      March 11, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • sarahLas-V

      Seems that way doesn't it. I think that it's most likely that this country will end first....political-wise any way.

      March 27, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Jeff

    Woohoo 1st!

    March 8, 2011 at 10:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jeff

      FFS, how did I get beat out by a 2012er

      March 8, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Joe

      So you're a moron. Congratulations.

      March 8, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
    • Keksi

      I am the King of First.

      March 8, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • myklds

      @Jeff...A perfect example to tell you that everything that you think is correct.

      March 9, 2011 at 12:52 am | Report abuse |
  3. SGT J

    not good at all

    March 8, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  4. 253design

    LOL! @JEFF

    March 8, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Riley

    Hope everything is alright.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  6. lols

    2012 is near

    March 8, 2011 at 10:14 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ivan Owfulich

      2010 is closer

      March 8, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • Any

      I gotta feel too, hope everything is ok, and not effect to my country anymore...

      March 11, 2011 at 5:34 am | Report abuse |
  7. Ronald Raygun

    gotta love a good tsunami...

    March 8, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  8. malibuite

    origato Mr. Roboto

    March 8, 2011 at 10:16 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Sal

    Why is it that so many earthquakes occurring after HAARP activity all happen to be at 10km in depth? People need to do some research and wake up to the fact that weather modification/warfare has crossed over from the realm of science fiction into scientific fact decades ago.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • JRick

      HAARP activity where?

      March 8, 2011 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
    • Rob

      It is because of GLOBAL WARMING. Ask those in North New York. LOL

      March 8, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • Sal

      I'm not sure I understand the question. While the activity is likely to be anywhere these quakes at 10km in depth occur, the HAARP facility itself is based in Alaska. There are a lot of outlandish claims against HAARP, so I'd encourage you to research it yourself before coming to any conclusion. Don't take anything I say as fact, and the same goes for anything anyone else says to you. Do your own research and come to your own conclusions. Everyone in this World, my self included, have their own agenda and are as such biased. Best of luck in your pursuit for truth, I'm not sure it even exists anymore.

      March 8, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • akkadian

      fyi, there are now more haarp facilities now than just the one in fairbanks, alaska. they also exist in Norway, Ukraine, Russia, Tadzhikistan, and Puerto Rico. Sal is right, do your own research and think for yourselves. don't let the mainstream media being your only "filter" of news...

      March 11, 2011 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • the dude r ona mee

      i did some research, just because the main base is in alaska doesn't mean anything. if you had done your research you would know they put a giant panel in space that they simply reflect the haarp off of and then can then pinpoint any target as big as a country or down to the size of a pin. i love technology.

      March 12, 2011 at 12:02 am | Report abuse |
    • christianwarrior

      I agree Sal. There are many scientific experiments/operations, including HAARPS which put our earth in jeopardy thus putting all of us in jeopardy, but no one or should I say no collective group of people questions what is going on or tries to put a stop to these abuses to our habitat. Many of these projects use billions of dollars which could be put to good use helping the poor and victims of disaster. The motivation behind these projects are greed or curiousity (trying to know and possess God's knowledge like in the Super Haldron Collider and other colliders, like the Even more Super and Bigger Haldron Collider is being built in China). The problem is, most people don't know about these technologies and projects, esp. HAARPS, and the potential and real harm they cause. You would have to educate the public first for them to get their government officials and the legal system involved.

      March 14, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Oh boy

    here we go again...

    March 8, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Report abuse |
  11. abcpc1

    "My END is near" Run.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • taco

      run where?!?

      March 9, 2011 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  12. cnnshouldcheckusgs

    not an issue. Too far offshore for direct damage. Not strong enough for significant waves. Maybe CNN, who claims to be the worlds' leader in news, should you know, maybe check with an expert before blaring false alarms to the entire world?

    March 8, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • k

      um.. the USGS issued the alert. CNN is simply letting you know that the alert is out. An alert is not a warning. It's just information. perhaps you should be the one checking the USGS.

      March 8, 2011 at 10:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • *

      uh...yeah....I actually live over here. And am quite a bit north of where this originated and so didn't bear the brunt of it, but there was actually some damage here. You'd be surprised how far reaching an earthquake of that magnitude can be.

      March 9, 2011 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Donna J

      I have a daughter in law over there. Cannot be reached. Are there many injuries/casualties? Phones down?

      March 9, 2011 at 3:39 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Roland Emmerich

    Time to make another movie about the end of the world! This time, I'll feature idiots, imbeciles, emo teenagers, Gadhafi, and Republicans as the '2012'. Coming soon to a theater near you!

    March 8, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • lols

      aww you maddz?

      March 8, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • 12-21-12

      Starring Charlie Sheen as Colonel Gadafi

      March 8, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Zoinks

    An earthquake happening in a region known as the ring of fire? Preposterous! The end is surely near!

    March 8, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Joey

    Epic disasters have happened throughout time, why does everyone think the end of the world is coming all of the sudden? I'm going to guess the internet is to blame 🙂

    March 8, 2011 at 10:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • Zoe

      I heart you. 😀

      March 8, 2011 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      Oh, end-of-days people were around long before the internet. We're more exposed because they've given up sandwich boards for PCs. Wish they'd go back to em. Easier to spot that way.

      March 9, 2011 at 9:38 am | Report abuse |
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