April 11th, 2011
04:42 AM ET

Magnitude 7.1 earthquake rattles coast of Japan

A magnitude 7.1 earthquake rattled the northeastern coast of Japan Monday evening, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Japan's Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami warning, predicting a potential wave of two-meters in Miyagi, Fukushima and Chiba and Ibaraki prefectures.

The quake was centered about 164 kilometers (101 miles) northeast of Tokyo, according to the USGS. Residents in Tokyo felt the jolts.

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Filed under: 2011 tsunami • Japan
soundoff (34 Responses)
  1. me

    oh my....very sad . i pray everyone is safe

    April 11, 2011 at 4:55 am | Report abuse |
    • lol

      Talking to your imaginary friend will accomplish nothing.

      April 11, 2011 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jazzzzzzz

    This will never stop , those poor ppl. Saying a prayer

    April 11, 2011 at 5:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. Itsame

    Light a candle as well..These poor people cant catch a break, i was kinda waiting for something like this what with all the activity around there..

    April 11, 2011 at 6:06 am | Report abuse |
  4. Itsame

    sorry, seismic activity..

    April 11, 2011 at 6:09 am | Report abuse |
  5. Jazzzzzzz

    As I said, I think it's going to be J-pan that falls into the ocean first before California. May God take u all who perish into his arms.

    April 11, 2011 at 6:17 am | Report abuse |
  6. Joey

    I just got censored for a thoughtful, bleach-clean comment that simply was not about pity and prayer.
    I think it was because it included the word Ja-
    panese.
    Wow!

    April 11, 2011 at 6:21 am | Report abuse |
  7. Jazzzzzzz

    Try J-pan Joey:)

    April 11, 2011 at 6:23 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jazzzzzzz

    My brothers name is Joe, think that's why I like u, I really like u. LOL sally fields

    April 11, 2011 at 6:24 am | Report abuse |
  9. Joey

    Computers must be doing the censoring.
    How could a human decide not to print the name of a country or its people?
    That's another aspect of machines' replacing humans. I truly despise telephone answering trees.

    April 11, 2011 at 6:25 am | Report abuse |
  10. Joey

    Joey is my chosen, quasi name.
    I wanted something–well, something that gets the reaction Joey does.

    April 11, 2011 at 6:30 am | Report abuse |
  11. Joey

    The sun is up here: by now I'm supposed to be in the gym, staying young and healthy and all that good stuff.
    This blog is addictive!
    Out of here.
    Ci vediamo ancora.

    April 11, 2011 at 6:35 am | Report abuse |
  12. Itsame

    good mornin everyone its 420 here in california 🙂

    April 11, 2011 at 7:23 am | Report abuse |
  13. Itsame

    seriously tho ive always wondered if we*d just break off into the sea. I know alameda is made of at least 50% landfill..

    April 11, 2011 at 7:29 am | Report abuse |
  14. Itsame

    i was addressing the forum at large..and how are you today?

    April 11, 2011 at 8:39 am | Report abuse |
  15. angela

    Prayers for these people. Amen

    April 11, 2011 at 9:46 am | Report abuse |
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