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. Nathan

    The lord has already returned. Only those with eyes that can truly see understand. Increeased EQ's and the other signs given were of things that would happen AFTER his second coming. Many people confuse Jesus' second coming with God's great day Armageddon.

    December 27, 2011 at 12:12 pm | Report abuse |
  2. matt

    Clearly Alduin has awoken, this is a job for the Dovaakin.

    December 27, 2011 at 12:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guard

      I'd help, but I took an arrow in the knee.

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

      LOL...I love the reference! One can't help but notice the similarities. I hope you don't worship Talos, because Talos worship is forbidden by the Thalmor.

      December 27, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. John 3:16

    I dreamed of an earthquake last night. I don't think it was something I ate either.

    December 27, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  4. jh4dc5s

    The Ionosphere can reflect the HAARP beam back to the earth to make an EQ. Sixth grade science.

    December 27, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • politico123

      How does HAARP cause earthquakes? I don't remember that in 6th grade science. It is nothing more than a simple conspiracy theory based upon someone's uneducated belief. Don't believe everything you read on the Internet. Get your facts from reliable sources.

      December 27, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Sundance

    I've been to this region and also organized trips that crossed from Siberia to Mongolia near to where this took place. Whoever wrote this story needs to take a better look at the map. This region is correctly refereed to as southern Siberia and while it is also the southern part of Russian it is not correct to call this region southeastern Russia. To say that this is in the southeast is like saying that Houston is in the southeastern part of the USA. Fortunately this area is virtually uninhabited

    December 27, 2011 at 12:17 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Drew

    Lol blessings. But the Lord is coming and will f u and your whole world up. But he loves you.
    Christians are seriously the dumbest people next to radical Islam.

    Fear tactics are a crappy way to depict your supreme being.
    Your "god" is a d1ckb@g. I'm glad my god doesn't threaten me with violence.

    Lemme guess. U od'd or something crazy happened in your life that you can't handle and someone told you. Oh its Jesus. Nothing is your fault. It was his test. Its soo easy to not take life's responsibility in your own hands and blame it on Jesus.

    December 27, 2011 at 12:18 pm | Report abuse |
    • texas

      Bless your soul... No one is blaming Jesus. The end is when ALL evil things will cease to exist. You need to read your Bible before you speak.

      December 27, 2011 at 12:41 pm | Report abuse |
    • DefyTheGods

      Wouldn't haven't have put it so harshly, but you're spot on! Let's make like "Kratos", and just kill the gods...for our sake!

      December 27, 2011 at 1:06 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Sad day

    I knew it the MAYANS were correct. We need OLD FASHION TV and OLD FASHION CBS ANTENNA.

    December 27, 2011 at 12:21 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Johnny 5

    The earth could shake us off like fleas on a dog in an instant. It's done it before and it will surely do it again. No god's of any belief system needed for that to happen. The earth is a violent place to live just on it's own. It's a cool time to be alive!

    December 27, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Report abuse |
  9. kaisa

    seek for the truth..........

    December 27, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  10. alice

    Are you sure they're not testing something?

    December 27, 2011 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Meko

    Everyone is nuts..a bunch of paranoid religious freaks and if not religious, you're a mayan freak..no one knows how or if the world will end. People are reading information out of a book and believing evry word of it and we also have people looking at a old stone tablet calendar and making it to be a true fact of the world ending..the mayans couldnt even predict when they could take a dump let alone the end of the world

    December 27, 2011 at 12:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • texas

      So what does this make you sane? It's not about religion. It's about true facts and all I can say is when the day does come, you and your lost soul will be crying like a baby begging for forgiveness....

      December 27, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Report abuse |
  12. GreenSmurg45

    Russian's like their Vodka stired, not shaken.

    December 27, 2011 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  13. MMG

    Anyone who has access to a bible read the entire chapter of Mark 13 and for the ones who were wondering how to prepare,(repent and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the holy spirit)

    December 27, 2011 at 12:48 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Watcher

    Romans 10:9 (King James Version)

    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.

    Jesus is coming soon, turn to him. These are just birth pains, and are nothing to the Tribulation that is coming. Don't miss the boat.

    December 27, 2011 at 12:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • texas

      Very well said... Thank you for standing up to these non-believers. It's a fact not fiction...

      December 27, 2011 at 12:51 pm | Report abuse |
    • P.Y

      He is coming?Is not he two thousand years or so too late?

      December 27, 2011 at 1:13 pm | Report abuse |
  15. SERVANT OF G*D

    no nathan jesus despises bigots

    December 27, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
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