6.6-magnitude quake hits Japan
September 16th, 2011
03:59 PM ET

6.6-magnitude quake hits Japan

A 6.6-magnitude earthquake struck Saturday morning near the east coast of Japan's main island of Honshu, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake happened at 4:26 a.m. local time, about 67 miles (108 kilometers) east-southeast of Hachinohe, Japan, according to the USGS.

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  1. beezie

    forget what that guy harold said about may and october. hes a man that makes money to come up with BS. Its GOD that says when not some old man as old as the earth itself. Just because Jesus was in his year book doesnt mean he can tell the future. Come October hes gonna start another rapture rally and pull in more money. Just remember....Jesus loves you!

    September 16, 2011 at 6:57 pm | Report abuse |
    • jesush8r

      You make me sick

      September 16, 2011 at 7:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • Texan

      Like dousing the wicked witch of the east with water.Anytime you mention God or Jesus around them, they start melting right before your eyes. Priceless!

      September 16, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
    • ibrad

      jesus...Jesus? The guy that lives just down the street from me who sells kick azz Mexican food ? Jesus?

      September 16, 2011 at 8:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Josh

      Ignorance must be bliss

      September 16, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • brian

      @Beezie, you right my dude dont worry bout these nay sayers, they will sure learn sooner than later

      .... and the nations will have to know that I am Jehovah, the Holy One in Israel.’-Ezekiel 39:7

      September 16, 2011 at 8:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Penelope

      @brian-I agree with you 100%! I'm a great fan of fiction too.

      September 16, 2011 at 10:11 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Political Cow

    I wonder what impact this will have on technology simply chains. I think we are finally getting back into normal deliveries, but what if additional infrastructure is damaged?

    Hope CNN follows this one into the weekend.

    September 16, 2011 at 6:58 pm | Report abuse |
    • Unz

      I live in Miyako, about as close on land to the epicenter as it gets. There was shaking, enough to wake me up, but I doubt there's any real damage anywhere.

      September 16, 2011 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Theresa

    Just what they need; another one :'-(

    September 16, 2011 at 7:13 pm | Report abuse |
    • MisawaDude

      We have them about once a month....no big deal

      September 16, 2011 at 7:50 pm | Report abuse |
  4. John nola

    Dick Im not sure what your talking about? Could you explain.

    ROLF love rules. Here in NOLA there is a house that says, LET LOVE RULE! It's off the main highway and after the hurricane that crushed NOLA the home owner spay painted it on the side of his house facing the main highway! It was put on the house because God sent him a message., love balances everything!! After the hurricane People were looting people had no homes, they were shooting each other, it was the end of the world. Guess what got us through, Prayer, Love, and Compassion!

    So, pray and meditate!

    September 16, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  5. keith

    Yeah there's never been a group of scientists who've been absolutely wrong about something or made stuff up off of faulty data so they can continue to get funding and their ideas in scientific journals. Can anyone say global cooling? The same group of scientists who are spouting off about global cooling are the very ones who claimed in the seventies and eighties we were headed towards another ice age.

    September 16, 2011 at 7:15 pm | Report abuse |
  6. keith

    Oops meant the same ones who are spouting off about global warming.

    September 16, 2011 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  7. alan

    @frank: absolutely wrong. You need to watch some Nova programs. The moon is what was left of the planet that hit Earth.

    September 16, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jreyes

    Look to the Lord our Saviour. Its sad to see alot of you commenting rubbish thoughts.

    September 16, 2011 at 7:24 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jesus

      YOU keep looking. Your not going to find anything.

      September 16, 2011 at 8:36 pm | Report abuse |
  9. alan

    The poles take millions of years to shift silly not thousands come back to this post tomorrow and I'll try to have the name of the planet for you. I'll actually try to post it in a moment but it might take me awhile to find it.

    September 16, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • A. Einstien

      The Poles keep their armies in their sleevies

      September 16, 2011 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  10. SteveD

    Just got off the Toilet... today it was a 6.8... god that felt good, shooting for a 9.4 tomorrow, should happen after
    a heavy night of drinking, skid marks as well...i'll follow up on the massive details with CNN...

    September 16, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Report abuse |
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    September 16, 2011 at 8:30 pm | Report abuse |
  12. snozer

    Government has H.a.a.r.p that creates earthquakes for population control. The weather is controlled just as us sheeple. Nuastradamus predicted all this that the year 2012 is the worst since the ice age.
    The stock market crash will happen and banks will sieze and money will be worthless.

    September 16, 2011 at 8:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      Paranoid much?

      September 16, 2011 at 8:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • snozer

      The attack on America was on the 11th.
      The World Trade Center's twin towers, standing side by side resembled the number eleven.
      The twin towers each had 110 stories.
      Flight #11 was the first plane to attack.
      The first plane to hit the towers was Flight 11 by American Airlines or AA. A is the first letter in the alphabet, so we have again 11:11.
      September 11th was the 254th day of the year, 2+5+4 adds up to eleven.
      After September 11th there is 111 days left in this year.
      Flight #11 had 92 passengers, 9+2 adds up to eleven.
      Flight 77 had 65 passengers, 6+5 adds up to eleven.
      There were 92 passengers on board American Airlines Flight 11; 9 + 2 = 11
      There were 65 passengers on American Airlines Flight 77; 6 + 5 = 11
      The number of Tower windows: 21,800; 2+1+8+0+0 = 11
      The third building #7 to fall had 47 stories; 4+7=11
      American Airlines number1-800-245-0999
      1+8+0+0+2+4+5+0+9+9+9=47 = 11
      Beginning with American Airlines Flight 11,
      the other three planes had a sequential order:
      United Airlines Flight 93 9 + 3 = 12
      United Airlines Flight 175 1 + 7 + 5 = 13
      American Airlines Flight 77 7 + 7 = 14
      On Friday 9-13-2001, President George W. Bush went to the WTC to talk with and thank the Firefighters, rescuers, and police officers who have given their time and hearts tirelessly 24 hours a day since the horrible tragedy. President Bush stood on top of a pile of rubble with a firefighter whose helmet was numbered 164

      "New York City" has eleven letters. and was the 11th state to join the union
      "Afghanistan" has eleven letters.
      "The Pentagon" has eleven letters.
      "Air Force One" has eleven letters.
      "Shakesville" (the city where the jet that crashed in Pennsylvania) is spelled with eleven letters.
      "Colin Powell" has eleven letters.
      "George W. Bush" has eleven letters.
      "Ramzi Yousef" (convicted for orchestrating the attack on the WTC in 1993) has eleven letters.

      You really think Bin Laden planned all those 11's? Get real...

      September 16, 2011 at 10:22 pm | Report abuse |
  13. John

    I didn't feel it here in Tokyo, of course I was drunk sleeping at the time.

    September 16, 2011 at 8:48 pm | Report abuse |
  14. alan

    @frank: If you're still here I have that info for you, the name of the planet that collided with Earth and became a part of our planet and created the moon was called Theia.

    September 16, 2011 at 8:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      Whatever may or may not have happened, it happened long before we rose from the muck.. Who, pray tell, named it?

      September 16, 2011 at 9:17 pm | Report abuse |
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    September 16, 2011 at 9:14 pm | Report abuse |
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