March 29th, 2011
07:16 AM ET

6.3-magnitude quake strikes off Japan's main island

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.3 struck off Japan's main island of Honshu on Tuesday evening near the spot of this month's monster quake, which has killed more than 10,000 people, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

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  1. Lindsay

    Is this an earthquake or aftershock? CNN should differiate between the two in the headline & article.

    March 29, 2011 at 8:18 am | Report abuse |
    • incredulous

      Why? The only real difference is that, with an aftershock, there are fewer things to fall down. A 6.2 quake is a big quake, after all, and the only reason it doesn't hit the radar is that it's coming after a 9.0 and people are a tad anesthetized at the moment.

      March 29, 2011 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
    • bluejean

      an aftershock is an earthquake it has been mentioned by the news often

      March 29, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  2. 12-21-12

    JT you possess the defective Nordic gene! The white is right plight!

    March 29, 2011 at 8:20 am | Report abuse |
    • MBDamon

      Before you start slinging slurs make sure you've got them right. The Germans were the ones that started the Aryan movement, not the Nords. Totally different regions, governments, and political ideals.

      March 29, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. topherclosson


    March 29, 2011 at 8:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. Perry

    Here is where you can see just how many quakes they get.

    March 29, 2011 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |
  5. 12-21-12

    That's what I do...when your time comes, it comes! Live your life now!

    March 29, 2011 at 8:23 am | Report abuse |

    This Plutonium leak into the OCEAN could threaten the Food supply & Take us into GREATER CONSEQUENCES for the PLANET

    March 29, 2011 at 8:25 am | Report abuse |
  7. GHGKing

    Are you kidding me? As a member of the human race on this planet you should care. Just be thankful that this disaster did not happen where you live and destroyed your life... then I bet you'd care. What a callous, uneducated comment to make!

    March 29, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
  8. Frederica

    If Fuji explodes, that's it. I hope no more nuclear plant get cracked anywhere else in any country. It's time to say prayers, everyone.

    March 29, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Taramcar

      Fuji is not in any immediate danger of erupting, and even if it does, that is not "it".

      March 29, 2011 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  9. GeoCentric

    People... Don't feed the trolls.

    March 29, 2011 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  10. dustin

    is big enough to make a snunami

    March 29, 2011 at 8:44 am | Report abuse |
  11. Master Jedi

    End of days, HAARP, all just conspiracies and/or fallocies. For Californians, yes, they should prepare for the coming of The Big One, but that could happen today, tommorrow, next week or year. We all live on a living planet.

    March 29, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  12. D

    Every one has the right to say how they feel, and believe what they will, but lets not forget this is about life, the life of every one and every thing.

    March 29, 2011 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  13. Master Jedi

    This planet has been in constant motion long before we were here, and will continue long after we are gone.

    March 29, 2011 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  14. hookiecop

    LENA: Chill out. Aftershocks ARE normal. Yes this is an terrible situation, but don't let your emotion overrun your your brain. Aftershockxs are normal.

    March 29, 2011 at 8:53 am | Report abuse |
  15. Lex

    6.3 is considered an aftershock? I'm sorry but if a 6.3 hit anywhere else it would be considered an earthquake. I think it's pretty stupid calling them aftershocks when they are at that magnitude. So if they get anything higher than a 7 will it be considered an earthquake then?

    March 29, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Taramcar

      If they come after a bigger quake, then they are BY DEFINITION aftershocks. "Aftershock" does not mean "small earthquake."

      March 29, 2011 at 8:57 am | Report abuse |
    • Lindsay

      But doesn't it matter where it is in reference with the main earthquake? Like an "aftershock" 100 miles from the main center point is that an aftershock or a new earthquake?

      March 29, 2011 at 9:23 am | Report abuse |
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