6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Japan
July 30th, 2011
03:33 PM ET

6.4-magnitude earthquake strikes off coast of Japan

A preliminary 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Sunday morning off the east coast of Honshu, Japan's main island, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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  1. Mark9988

    What is a preliminary earthquake? Or more to the point, do any journalists know the English language?

    July 30, 2011 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Hellfire

      The "preliminary" refers to the 6.4. It's not official yet (calibrations and data analysis has yet to be done before the magnitude becomes official). I think journalists know their English. I think the problem may lie with the readers.

      July 30, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
  2. annabelle

    Aisheteru Nippon. Stay strong.

    July 30, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Report abuse |

    by guys.. im banned

    July 30, 2011 at 4:31 pm | Report abuse |
  4. AhYea

    Didn't this start off about an earthquake?


    July 30, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mark9988

      Yes. Then got hi-jacked by children.

      July 30, 2011 at 4:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. getemboy5150

    And in the end none of it matters cuz we will all be dead and won't remember the hell we have all created here on earth .... Every Roman empire has and will fall ... How u choose to go out is up to you...

    July 30, 2011 at 4:32 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Johnnyribcage

    Holy crap this is the craziest bunch of comments I've seen in awhile.

    July 30, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • @MrGooie

      That's what I was just thinking. We went from an earthquake to a Honda Civic smdh

      July 30, 2011 at 7:28 pm | Report abuse |
  7. sosad

    Talk about unethical comments. Oh well, that's what happens when everybody in the entire world has the internet. Before, all the low life people with no respect didn't have a clue what the internet was. I wish it was still like that!

    July 30, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |
  8. annad59

    WOW, some comments are beyond silly!

    July 30, 2011 at 4:50 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Big R

    America has put ourselves in the predictament we're in! We keep handing out money to theese third world countries like we were giving out tickets to a simon and garfunkel concert! We need to stop acting like a bunch of BIG SHOTS and start taking care of ourselves! Then all theese third world countries wouldn't have SHHHHt to say about us, except please help us, we need your money! We're good when were giving it out but when we aren't then we're the bad guys! The silent majority has spoken! Fix our debt cieling and stop putting your own political reasons in front of the American people. The normal paid, disabled, and retired!

    July 30, 2011 at 4:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Walter Smitty

    I hate to see earthquakes hitting anywhere. I have friends in J@pan hope everybody is ok. God bless you all.

    July 30, 2011 at 4:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Deaddite

      Two hands at work are worth ten thousand in prayer. Praying for people is an admission that you are too lazy to do anything about the plight of people. If god is going to help these people, then why did he allow the earthquake in the first place? Because he doesn't exist.

      July 30, 2011 at 5:19 pm | Report abuse |
  11. David

    Hey, will you all do me a favor and visit HelpFaye.ORG about a friend of mine who is fighting for her life.... Thank you so much...

    July 30, 2011 at 5:03 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Michael Teigen

    I hope Washington, DC gets hit with a HUGE earthquake and takes out the REPUBLICAN AND TEA PARTY REGIME!!!
    The Washington THUGS deserve swift judgment from a Higher Power!!!!!!!

    July 30, 2011 at 5:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Thanks

      How do you feel now?

      August 24, 2011 at 8:50 am | Report abuse |
  13. james

    Thats pretty strong....Is this in a less populated area ?
    hope it all works out as nothing to big.

    July 30, 2011 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Walter Smitty

    You atheists make me sick!

    July 30, 2011 at 5:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • Yep

      You biblethumpers make us sick.

      July 30, 2011 at 7:04 pm | Report abuse |
  15. notnownotever

    all I can say is–oh no not again. these people have suffered enough. they really do need help even if this is a less populated area there still are people suffering.

    July 30, 2011 at 5:26 pm | Report abuse |
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