September 15th, 2011
04:20 PM ET

Magnitude 7.3 quake strikes near Fiji

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck early Friday in the Fiji Islands region of the Pacific Ocean, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

According to the U.S.-based Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, "a destructive tsunami was not generated, based on earthquake and historical tsunami data."

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  1. Hangtownie

    It's the All Blacks doing the Haka.

    September 15, 2011 at 5:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • yomama

      I love big dark sausage!

      September 15, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bimbo the Birthday Clown

      Someone who doesn't know any better will click "Report abuse."

      He's talking about New Zealand rugby, OK?

      September 15, 2011 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • mrbigballs

      while vacationing in fiji, I tapped yo mama a$$ to hard and set off the sensors....sorry.

      September 15, 2011 at 6:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cherries

    Everytime I hear about something like this that REM song "It's the end of the world as we know it" pops into my head.

    September 15, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • untgraad

      Peter Griffin sang it better.

      September 15, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
    • Realgenious

      Everytime I hear about this stuff I think about the song, "make the world go away".

      September 15, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jasmine

    You all who believe we are going to die are dumb as ever. Grow up!

    September 15, 2011 at 6:06 pm | Report abuse |
  4. leeintulsa

    "who wants to live forever?"

    September 15, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • SMH@You


      September 15, 2011 at 7:06 pm | Report abuse |
  5. leon

    I agree we are in the last and evil days don't doubt it god is real as unique as we are humans didn't just create them selves and evolution sure didn't do it god is real also is his word earthquakes are one of the signs he told us to watch for believe

    September 15, 2011 at 6:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • SMH@You


      September 15, 2011 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  6. TLC

    Tell me how a group of people (tea-party) that have the same views and policies that our founding fathers and our some of our greatest leaders had,which made this country great and prosperous, are now
    Supposedly a disaster for this country!? Wake up and look around , this Country is a disaster because we have had no "Tea Party" policies for the last 40 years or so ! And for all of you "global warming" Loons,haven't you figured out that its all about the money,this planet has had temp cycles up and down since its creation ,remember reading about the "ice age"!?!

    September 15, 2011 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
  7. me

    the worlds not gunna end because of a earthquake, the father comes like a thief in the night. those who keep on saying its ending in 2012, the lord will look at you as a false prophet! dont believe everything you watch on tv, its all up to the man above us. god bless.

    September 15, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
  8. justathought

    All these natural catastrophes may be a sign of the times, when no body can sell or buy unless they have the mark of the beast in their forehead or on their right hand, which is 666, then is the time to be concerned, (Rev 13:15-17) and that time has not come yet, because, if you have the money or a credit card you can still buy stuff.

    September 15, 2011 at 6:59 pm | Report abuse |
  9. mikenice

    Jesus iminent return is soon to be a reality, everyone can't deny the numerous of not only the earthquakes but how about the hurricanes, mayor flodding across the country, tsunamis, multiple tornadoes and so on. One can't deny the frequency of these catastrophic events happening across the globe. Let's not forget the economy crisis were facing at this moment. The prophetic clock is winding down my friends and I implore to all to get right with Jesus for the world as we know it will come to it's end. The only true religon is God's word, it's vital for it to be read especially Matthew chap 24. May God bless u

    September 15, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  10. @TLC

    Weeeeeeeell, there were a whole lot less people and professional politicos back then, not to mention that the Tea Party are a bunch of overzealous thumpers, which our Founding Fathers were most definitely NOT!
    Not to mention that the TP does not believe in any age except the Jesus age....

    September 15, 2011 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Nobody knows

    When or if Jesus will return. Shut up!

    September 15, 2011 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  12. the prophet

    Like i have been saying there are going to be massive earthqakes and they are caused by space energy released from the son streaching our magnitosphere, thence transfering the energy to our tactonic plates. When i looked at the sky tonight in the east i am able to tell you that tomorrow get reade there will be a big one. Ho and the power outgage in corea was also space related i can not say anymore the Governement does not like people like me that know too much

    September 15, 2011 at 8:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bimbo the Birthday Clown

      "the Governement does not like people like me that know too much"

      And it shows...........

      September 16, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
  13. gung hoe

    @tlc do you really believe that our founding fathers were not as you call them thumpers seriously Dont you remember that they imigrated here to escape religious persicution Or that our country was founded under god So i am glad to know thats not a thumper in your eyes T L C But if that dont rate as a thumper then what does Mayby you just dont know what you are talking about

    September 15, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
    • CT

      Have you not reached 4th grade history yet? I know the public school system sucks but surely they teach the difference between the Founding Fathers and the PILGRIMS.

      September 15, 2011 at 9:51 pm | Report abuse |
  14. the prophet

    think of me when tom you hear of an earthqake

    September 15, 2011 at 8:26 pm | Report abuse |
  15. jim

    LMAO, it's hilarious that the religious wacko's and the climate change wacko's both believe this is some sign that the world's ending but then they go at each others throats over why. You people are f'ing hilarious. Guess what? The Earth's going to continue and tomorrow's going to come-at least until the Sun burns out which isn't for quite some time.

    September 15, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Report abuse |
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