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.


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

    "Break off into the sea?". I've wondered if a big rock hit Earth and killed us all.

    April 11, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  2. JAZZ

    @ Cesar, I'm the gentleman your, you would stand in front of me so the rock hits u first:) LOL

    April 11, 2011 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  3. JAZZ

    meant to put hte word "are" in there before the second comma , I'm gonna go to H%%LL for that , right, Lucifer?

    April 11, 2011 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  4. JAZZ

    Ok, let me say this all over again, correctily.

    @ Cesar, I'm sure beigng the genltmen you are you"ll take the Rock for me, right?

    Now I'm sure I'm going to H##LL for that, Lucifer.

    April 11, 2011 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. JAZZ

    Sorry folks I'm beign a bad girl posting while working and didn't get but 2 hrs of sleep last 🙁 Feel sorry for me?

    April 11, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • guest

      hhmmm..".bad girl" ...don't beat yourself up.

      May 5, 2011 at 2:23 am | Report abuse |
  6. banasy

    I really don't know how much more Japan can take. My thoughts and prayers to all.

    April 11, 2011 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  7. banasy

    **Disclaimer: I've changed my disclaimer**

    *For those who may complain about me being off topic, I will use OFT when I’m about to do so. Feel free to skip my post. Carry on. Discuss.*

    OFT (Thanks, L64! Evil shenanigans!)

    @Joey: Yep there are certain filters in place to automatically kick off your post if certain words or countries are used. Japan is one such country. It won't post...ever. Unless you're me, of course! Not really censoring...the mods will delete a post if people complain about it. This is why you will see people's reactions to a post, but you can't see the original anymore.

    @cesar: Hi!
    @JAZZ: Hi! I hope you don't go to hell for posting that...Lucy knows you're cesar's friend. And yes, I feel bad that you've only got 2 hours sleep. You work you hard, hon.

    April 11, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • guest

      wow ...you are right ..I got booted.

      May 5, 2011 at 2:27 am | Report abuse |
  8. Dim Mak

    I thought Miyagi was from Okinawa and belt only help hold up pants....

    April 11, 2011 at 3:56 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Jazzzz

    @ Banasy. I am confused by that statement i am friends with everyone i was being sarcastic. Lucifer understands me now.;-)

    April 11, 2011 at 5:33 pm | Report abuse |
  10. THOMAS

    I hate my pc.

    April 11, 2011 at 7:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Jazzzzzzz

    I hate my phone.

    April 11, 2011 at 7:09 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Jazzzzzzz

    Just like ppl from TX are cold blooded b....thces , not all

    April 11, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  13. DLR

    Just another reason everyone should read, "Hell is an Awfully Big City"

    April 12, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  14. stanton

    what a bunch of ding a ling's!!!! there is going to be earth quakes every day all over the world !!!!!!

    April 13, 2011 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  15. Finav

    You guys think praying will actually do any good? Why not try financially supporting MSF or the American Red Cross the instead?

    April 14, 2011 at 8:19 am | Report abuse |
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