6.6 magnitude earthquake hits southeastern Russia, USGS says
December 27th, 2011
10:56 AM ET

6.6 magnitude earthquake hits southeastern Russia, USGS says

[Updated at 10:56 a.m. ET] An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck a sparsely populated region of southeastern Russia on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake rumbled a part of Russia near its border with Mongolia. Its epicenter was about 60 miles east of the Russian city of Kyzyl and 210 miles northeast of Ulaangom, Mongolia, the Geological Survey said.

The earthquake was relatively shallow, with a depth of four miles.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

[Posted at 10:49 a.m. ET] An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck hit southeastern Russia on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The epicenter was about 60 miles east of the city of Kyzyl.

This story is developing. We'll bring you the latest information as soon as we get it.

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  1. Andreas Moser

    I love earthquakes.

    December 27, 2011 at 10:54 am | Report abuse |
  2. Mari

    Wow! Hope their were no casualties. Waiting for updates.

    December 27, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
    • Andreas Moser

      "there", not "their" – Bad grammar is worse than earthquakes.

      December 27, 2011 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
    • Sari

      You need to learn how to use proper grammar.

      December 27, 2011 at 11:13 am | Report abuse |
    • Lean6

      Grammar police are consistently worse than those using poor grammar in the first place. Ok. Ok. We've noticed you and acknowledged your existence, Andreas.

      December 27, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  3. Tine Tria

    praying that nobody got hurt...

    December 27, 2011 at 11:04 am | Report abuse |
    • Andreas Moser

      Why didn't you pray against earthquakes BEFORE?

      December 27, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
    • Sari

      @ andrea moser, why didn't you pray before? That is a stupid question/reply to make.

      December 27, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  4. Nadya

    All are alive. Nothing is destroyed. Krasnoyarsk, Siberia.

    December 27, 2011 at 11:06 am | Report abuse |
    • Andreas Moser

      A tundra full of snow probably doesn't suffer too much from an earthquake.

      December 27, 2011 at 11:09 am | Report abuse |
    • KatyaKatya

      Andreas, why don't you look up the population of Krasnoyarsk and stop chauvinist comments! Надя, спасибо.

      December 27, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
  5. 99

    wow.

    December 27, 2011 at 11:08 am | Report abuse |
    • PaulTinEG

      KatyaKatya, You are welcome.

      December 27, 2011 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  6. Chris

    6.6?? 666? 2012? HAARP!

    December 27, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
    • Sari

      No christina, they are not referring to those, you are strange.

      December 27, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      A man can't joke around a little.. ay?

      December 27, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  7. Nadya

    2 Andreas Moser: I doubt that snow affects the strength of an earthquake.

    December 27, 2011 at 11:14 am | Report abuse |
  8. Christopher

    I think it was dinosaurs buried deep beneath the surface coming back to life. Or perhaps aliens below the surface coming up to attack earth. Maybe this will force all countries to come together peacefully for once. 🙂

    December 27, 2011 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
    • Sari

      No christina, that is not what caused the earthquake. Learn geology.

      December 27, 2011 at 11:16 am | Report abuse |
    • PaulTinEG

      Christopher – you have capitalised Earth.

      December 27, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Mahhn

      It's the giant flesh eating locust of the 7000 year hatching. Nearly all life will be wiped out in the 3 years they are on the surface. Breed twice and go back into the ground for another 7000 years. or I just made it up. But ask yourself why so many rich prople have giant steel bunkers with food for 3 to 5 years around the world.

      December 27, 2011 at 11:50 am | Report abuse |
  9. richie rich

    i agree....where were the prayers against earthquakes before......people only say that in vain afterward....sad sad sad

    December 27, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  10. Siberian girl

    R u kidding& now in Russia is veru warm!!!! and snow can't help solve these problem, nobady was hurted

    December 27, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  11. jesus lives in you

    Stay in the Grace of Christ Jesus.

    December 27, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • read your bible

      Sorry, but tell me where it say in the bible that Jesus lives in you. He is in Heaven. Just because it says he was one with his disiples doesnt mean he was within them either. Idiot.

      December 27, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  12. forsingle

    Bigtalls.c0m..a nice club for tàll people to date. You need not to be beautiful or handsome,if you are over 5'8", as long as you are tàll, you are very popular here.

    December 27, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  13. PaulTinEG

    Christopher: I should have said that you should have capitalised Earth.

    December 27, 2011 at 11:21 am | Report abuse |
  14. fineart

    The Three Gorges Dam should never been constructed. Hundreds of millions will die if that fails, mark my words.

    December 27, 2011 at 11:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Mahhn

      Everyone knew that when it was being built. It's just a population control mechanisim lol.

      December 27, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  15. richie rich

    .......in the time of the end, earthquakes will be wide spread....hmmmm....where have i heard that???

    December 27, 2011 at 11:24 am | Report abuse |
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