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. banasy©

    I am glad there were no casualties.

    December 27, 2011 at 11:28 am | Report abuse |
  2. I think

    I think we should just make fun of eq's and pretend that they aren't happening in one place after another. I thought the 'aliens coming back to life' joke was hilarious. Real knee slapper. Hardy har har.

    December 27, 2011 at 11:30 am | Report abuse |
  3. I think

    Hey. Did ya hear the one about the EQ's that got away? They were so spun on drugs, they didn't even notice.

    December 27, 2011 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  4. oscar

    all of u making fun of eathquakes and tsunamis better be ready for it and be prepare when it happens because God is coming very soon sooner then you think and read your bible it aint no joke i am telling u it is nothing to laugh at

    December 27, 2011 at 11:35 am | Report abuse |
    • Mahhn

      God has been here all along. Due to the large shift of water (polar caps melting shifting mass to the equator) the big ball of mud we call earth is resetteling, lots of earthquakes, just resetteling. A big deal to humans, nothing major to the earth.

      December 27, 2011 at 11:56 am | Report abuse |
    • DefyTheGods

      Oscar, your "God" certainly does sound very powerful and awesome. Before your "God, I would probably temble in fear. I'm not even being sarcastic here. I must say this, however: When you love someone, be it a person or a god, that love is free. Is it not? It's hard to genuinely love someone that one fears. While "God" puts the fear of Him in us, where's the love? God: Worship me, fear me! Otherwise, burn in Hell. Man: Sure, I'll worship you and love you with all my heart(Wink wink). Don't you think "God" can see through such sychopancy? From you comments, I see no difference between you Judeo-Christian god and Hades.

      December 27, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
    • shirl

      Amen Oscar

      December 27, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Report abuse |
    • Cagen

      Good thoughts to everyone : )

      It's good to see so many awakening to the lie that is religion (re.li[e].gion), be.lie.f, b[e]less, the conversion perversion and advertisement pervertisement.

      The [religious] fanatics are the ones TERRORIZING your children and you with eternal damnation. The fanatics are empty. Sometimes they mouth words that seem to be of peace and love the way you and I feel them, but they are empty when they are spoken by fanatics (terrorists).

      As more and more criminal charges are brought against more and more preachers, the population is growing and learning to see that all cults (religions, churches [c.hurt.ches], preachers, etc.) are proving to be filled with PEDOPHILES.

      The only [gaudy] gods are the effectively-evil, mindless religious followers that threaten children with their hell and pain for eternity. These fanatics are effectively filled only with hate, with their lust to crucify someone, anyone (e.g., sons for their so-called fathers).

      All of YOU who fail to recognize this allow these terrorists to breed their lies into our society as something other than lies, sickness, perversion,.... We should be teaching all children of the dangers of churches, religions, preacher freaks, [dangerous] fanatics. They say they be.lie.ve in heaven, yet their funerals are sad, somber and filled with tears of pain, rather than joy that one has gone to their heaven, because "their" heaven is a lie.

      Huge changes are indeed close: In 2010, all religions will be seen as the breeding ground of pedophiles that they are. This will be the most spiritual awakening of all time.

      Wishing everyone a good day and good 2012.

      Wishing everyone all they need to l.earn, even if it means, for the fanatics, to rebirth to start over again and hopefully be good, rather than a terrorizer of children.

      December 27, 2011 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Jan

    I was hoping it was closer to Tynda, that city is a wasteland and an eyesore.

    December 27, 2011 at 11:36 am | Report abuse |
  6. oscar

    make all comments and laugh if u want u laugh now and will cry later if you are love ones would and will exprience being in a earthquake or worse a tsunami

    December 27, 2011 at 11:37 am | Report abuse |
  7. Martha

    My condolences go out for any who may have been hurt by this EQ. And that goes for their extended family members too. My heart goes out to you and wish you a fast recovery. Unless nobody was injured or kileed. In that case, never mind.

    December 27, 2011 at 11:38 am | Report abuse |
  8. oscar

    this aint no joke it is very serious we are living the last days so get for christ 2nd coming he is so close we need to be prepare for it and if not we be lost

    December 27, 2011 at 11:39 am | Report abuse |
    • Grog Says

      Dear Oscar.
      Please S T F U.
      Thank you.

      December 27, 2011 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |
    • Christopher

      You are seeing the signs. Quite a few earthquakes all around. Almost like the Earth's core is expanding like 2012 movie. That would be a harsh rapture. Remember, tornado's where they usually are not associated with. etc

      December 27, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • Tina

      Proper grammar and spelling would possibly make what you're saying more believable, or at least somewhat credible.

      December 27, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
    • Harrys Putter

      Oscar you are lost.

      December 27, 2011 at 11:59 am | Report abuse |
    • Brittney

      If you'll be convinced by someone who's grammar is more proper, rather than the message that's being conveyed on such a subject, I have to question your capacity to make good decisions. And I pray that you will not be deceived by the one whose grammar is superb but speak lies. Remember: The point of language is to communicate, and share ideas. Despite improper grammar, I think you got Oscar's message anyhow. Think about it.

      December 27, 2011 at 12:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jpa

      Actually, Brit, proper grammar is an indication of education. It's perfectly justifiable. If someone doesn't take the time to know the difference between there, they're, and their, it's a safe bet they're expressing an uneducated opinion.

      December 27, 2011 at 12:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • Brittney

      JPA: I'm well versed in that matter. Your error is assuming that somehow a well-educated person has more knowledge on such ontological, metaphysical, and basically religious doctrine. When in fact, those very topics are often shunned from the public school curriculum and only those interested enough in college seek them out. Knowledge comes in many forms and from many places. Don't be so quick to reject it based on grammatical error.

      December 27, 2011 at 1:00 pm | Report abuse |
    • R. Diane

      AMEN and AMEN!!

      December 27, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Martha

    @Oscar. God is coming? Where did he go off to?

    December 27, 2011 at 11:42 am | Report abuse |
  10. crabman

    the end is near--–i think

    December 27, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
  11. Martha

    How do we prepare, Oscar? How do we get ready for the coming of the lord?

    December 27, 2011 at 11:45 am | Report abuse |
    • Brittney

      Get your hearts right. Read the Bible for more understanding, and pray with your heart to ask God for clarity and understanding. Have some faith that HE just might exist and He just might speak to you.. The faith of a mustard seed is all that's needed. I think if you truly open your heart, just a little, and seek truth, then you will find it. And when you do, help your relatives, loved ones, and others find that truth.

      December 27, 2011 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Martha

    The earths is expanding. There is less moisture in the air now that pollution has been slowing the rate ny which water evaporates sonce the industrial revolution. That means less atmospheric pressure being exerted upon the earth, because evapporating water makes air heavier. (the molecular volume of a cubic foot of air is increased) It makes only a slight difference, but so delicate is nature's balance

    December 27, 2011 at 11:55 am | Report abuse |
  13. Dino Droppings

    Hey Oscar,
    Jesus just sent me an email.
    He says not to wait up.
    He will get back to you.

    December 27, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  14. true believer

    the lord is coming be prepared to meet your maker. blessings from the kingdom its a comming soon and with all the angels in heaven .

    December 27, 2011 at 12:02 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Martha

    @true believer. How do we prepare? What must we do to be ready?

    December 27, 2011 at 12:06 pm | Report abuse |
    • KJ

      Romans Chapter 10 verse 9 – That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

      December 27, 2011 at 12:29 pm | Report abuse |
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