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. Kim

    if JP was down , AV will be historical relic

    March 8, 2011 at 10:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Belarius Marek

    I'm hoping for an end to civilization and not the world.. That way I can create my own fiefdom. Just a Christmas wish for this new year...

    March 8, 2011 at 10:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Dancer

    It's time to welcome all the crazies to the dance floor!

    Times have always been bad, remember Polio, The Black Plague? I'm sure people thought that was God's fury too ...what a bunch of mindless sheep

    March 8, 2011 at 10:48 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Bgg1175

    It is unreal to see so many people on the net show such disrespect to the Biblical heroes! Would they put down Spider Man, Batman, Superman, Captain America??? The Biblical Super Heroes predate both Marvel and DC! Yet they get no respect! Sampson, Moses and Josua, Jesus, have yes been hijacked by some real disgusting, finger pointing radicals, but lets not judge such great mythical super heroes because of the sick people who claim they are religious! We do not diss the Greek Gods who were also great superheroes because their fans did not go "Star Trek fan" on us and form a religion, and then annoy us to no end! We've let religious nuts turn a good superhero book into a religion of hypocrisy and condemnation! I hope the Marvel and DC heroes never fall into the hands of such idiots!

    March 8, 2011 at 10:49 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Luis

    wow it's crazy how many people believe that the world is going to end by 2012 me as a Mayan I do not valence in it. Is just a calendar that some white boy came and decided to say 2012 is the day?? For real? Please!!! Come on now we should be smarter? But this world is doing some weird stuff... Me personally I just want some shrimp from Louisiana and the gas to stop going up.

    March 8, 2011 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Hey Zuess

    yeah, and if it's written in a book, it must be true..

    March 8, 2011 at 10:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. viky

    2012 is just the opposite way round ... for the same process to happen , we have 33 million years left , so chill ... and for more information why its not going to end watch "2012 debunked"

    March 8, 2011 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  8. The Only Truth

    The truth is the world is not coming to an end, but the evil of humanity has reached it's breaking point. Whether you see the world ending in a religious point of view, (that god wil bring justice to all evil doers) or you believe a scientific point of view (global warming, end of fossil fuels, nuclear war, etc.) the truth is there is a limited time(less that 10yrs) before we all pay for what we do, BELIEVE WHAT YOU WANT! There's only two options, either way we go down. 🙁

    March 8, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. dj23

    ITS GODZILLA!!!!!!!!!!

    March 8, 2011 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  10. ficheye

    Some of the more entertaining comments of the day. Thanks, people.

    I do love end of the world books. 'Earth Abides' is the classic. 'Lucifers Hammer' is also awesome. 'The Forge of God' by Greg Bear is amazing. I just finished 'Spin' by Robert Charles Wilson. It was incredible. The world didn't end, but the transition was phenomenal. The last 'must read' end of the world story is, of course, 'Childhoods End' by Arthur C Clarke. Lots and lots of fine writing here in these books with no trolls whatsoever. Enjoy!!!

    March 8, 2011 at 11:26 pm | Report abuse |
  11. brian

    It seems odd to me,dead fish washing up in California? Now a 7.2 quake? HAARP!!!!!

    March 8, 2011 at 11:53 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jesus

    You people and that May 21st internet hoax should really be ashamed of yourselves, You know – there are weak minded people out there who are really falling for that garbage and their blood will be on your hands if they do something drastic.

    Grow up – and shame on you for spreading that garbage.

    March 8, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Percival

    Ten times stronger than the Christchurch quake, and no damage.

    March 9, 2011 at 12:33 am | Report abuse |
  14. winnie

    Earthquake,war or tsunami..we must never giv up God loves us.

    March 9, 2011 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |

    Things have been a lot worse.

    March 9, 2011 at 1:03 am | Report abuse |
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