September 15th, 2011
10:39 AM ET

Quakes hit off Cuba, Japan and New Zealand

[Updated at 10:39 a.m. ET] The U.S. Geological Survey has revised downward the magnitude of Thursday morning's earthquake off Cuba to magnitude 5.1 from magnitude 6.0.

[Updated at 5:20 a.m. ET] A magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit off the southeastern coast of Cuba early Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The quake was centered 77 miles north of Montego Bay, Jamaica, and 370 miles southeast of Havana, Cuba. It hit at 4:43 a.m.

Forty-three minutes earlier, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake rumbled off the east coast of Japan, the USGS reported.  No tsunami warning was issued.

Both quakes were shallow, striking at a depth of six miles.

And seven minutes before the Japan quake, a magnitude 6.0 quake was recorded off the coast of New Zealand, according to the USGS.

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  1. bunga-bunga


    September 16, 2011 at 1:38 am | Report abuse |
    • timthesocialist

      Shut up. Just shut the hell up.

      September 16, 2011 at 4:56 am | Report abuse |
    • Victor Alvarez

      I will no repent of my sins, I enjoyed them. Life in meaningless without sins.

      September 16, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
    • VT_Citizen

      The 11th Commandment – Keep thine religion to thine self.

      September 16, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Marie

      Good words. We need to get ready. It is the fool who say there is no GOD.

      September 16, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • dirtbag

      LOL@BIBLE a book written by men and modified by men
      keep reading and worshiping the words of men you tool

      September 16, 2011 at 9:35 pm | Report abuse |
    • jw

      Thank you for telling people to repent and believe in Jesus! We do this because we care about them, and because we believe it when God says "All those whose names are not written in the Book of Life were cast into the Lake of Fire" on judgement day.

      September 17, 2011 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      Lake of Fire, eh? I'll be sure to bring my swimming trunks.

      September 17, 2011 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
    • debra gallehawk

      amen ! you people that dont think this is GODS hand sending a warning to the Nations you better wake up
      this is in HIS WORD The prophet Haggai described the day we're living in when he declared in Chapter 2, verse 7, "And I will shake all nations." Hebrews 12:27 says it like this: "God's voice shook the earth … yet once more, I will shake not only the earth but the heavens, signifying that all those things that can be shaken … until those things which cannot be shaken will remain."
      Every knee will bow every tongue confess including you that tell bunga bunga to shut up !

      October 9, 2011 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tredhoe

    I heard it was raining frogs in Algiers.

    September 16, 2011 at 3:34 am | Report abuse |
  3. DrDot

    Bunga: [Caps Lock] [A] - the difference between those keys is 3/16". Now I don't know if you simply missed or did this intentionally, but you can be assured that you will look less like an idiot if you manage that 3/16" better. Hope that helps! Have a nice day!

    September 16, 2011 at 5:07 am | Report abuse |
  4. DrDot

    Oops! Made a boo-boo myself. I forgot the limitations of HTML. Silly me. Anyway, the physical spread between the caps lock key and the a key remains at 3/16ths of an inch.

    September 16, 2011 at 5:08 am | Report abuse |
  5. Tom

    Wow appearantly timthesocialist wants to burn in hell.

    September 16, 2011 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
  6. keith

    @the prophet: You really shouldn't try to use big terms like magnetosphere.

    September 16, 2011 at 9:05 am | Report abuse |
  7. Andy

    @Red Dragon: Not really you're both nut job groups.

    September 16, 2011 at 9:07 am | Report abuse |
  8. Andy

    @ma and pa: oh but the Earth does shift orbit so your ramblings have no meaning. The earth rotates in an elliptical orbit which means sometimes it is closer to the sun than other times(which is also where some of this global warming nonsense comes from). Read a science book sometime instead of that fairy tale book you're always reading.

    September 16, 2011 at 9:15 am | Report abuse |
  9. F Daniel Gray

    Well bezekur, before your "people" were in "Scandinavia," Sami or not, they were in "southern "Europe" or "Asia." And, prior to that, as ALL humans were, they were in "Africa." That's the truth, so far, as we now know it to be. What would Thor know about humans, except fantasy?

    September 16, 2011 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Blue Meanee (Omaxa bin Eartha)

    In Australia, some Aborigines call the Tribal Wizard, the Tribe's Shaman, a "Gadjika". Timeless stories tell of very powerful men, Wise and solemn, who will shift the ground under the feet of bad enemies, if they do not make right their bad habits.
    "Clever-Fella" is the Anglicised term here.
    This knowledge is many times older than even Adam and Eve, et al, and than the Bible's stories.
    1st, mankind has lost their self-control, abuses witchcraft for their own small reward, and abuses the Great Mutha Eartha. 2nd, Jews, Catholics, Christians and Freemasons are the biggest culprits, especially in sharing the Land.
    Don't fool yourselves, clever-commenters, nor people of 'the book', from 'the west'.
    "Gadjika" talks with fire, and will rattle your churches, synagogues, palaces and castles, to dust, you can be sure, if'n you keep destroying the Sacred Earth, like zombies.
    Global Land Reforms will appease Mutha Eartha's anger greatly.
    No moves on that front alone, asap, from the highest quarters of land ownership, and the land speculation industries and governments, and the quakes will spread, methinks?

    September 19, 2011 at 3:38 am | Report abuse |
  11. Stephanie

    Cuba is so interesting right now. I can't wait for this book "Habana Libre" to come out.
    I love the work that Michael does and the creative side to Havana that no one has herd about until now.

    September 21, 2011 at 2:56 pm | Report abuse |
  12. debra gallehawk

    the problem with the world is it blind ! Jesus said ' my sheep hear my voice they know me and follow me "
    those who live in darkenss will laugh , and scoff , and blow this off , but some day Jesus is coming back for his people , and those who are not saved and HIS will see hell on Earth like they never have seen , just in the days of Noah they thought the old man was nuts till it flooded the whole earth , and the people were crying , screaming to come in the ark and they ALL drowned ! Wake up people ,! or will you drown with the rest of the world that laughed at Noah ?

    October 9, 2011 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
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