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. texas

    Now that's truly uncalled for!!!

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

    Really Nathan? google is a wonderful research tool. look at how many eathquakes happen in a day anywhere. These arent signs of the end of times. If you are spiritual, just pray for an insight. Im sure you will get it.
    -FYI, are you ready for rapture?
    God Bless everyone.

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

    End times!!!

    December 27, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  4. texas

    No its not.... And if YOU really disect your family tree your probably NOT all white!!! But it is in the bible that Jesus doesn't like closed minded people!!!

    December 27, 2011 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Nathan Krisher

    Jesus was middle eastern himself dumb***

    December 27, 2011 at 1:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. texas

    As well as your are jps....

    December 27, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jack 63

    Apparently the racists have too much time on thier hands.

    December 27, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
    • texas

      Apparently..... Sounds like they need to open up their Bible and read a few...

      December 27, 2011 at 1:22 pm | Report abuse |
  8. texas

    Wow... I would hate to be in your shoes on judgement day...

    December 27, 2011 at 1:19 pm | Report abuse |
  9. sheep and goats

    Odd. I can't seem to be able to find the word 'Rapture' in ANY bible. Help?

    December 27, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Tom

    Nathan you are a peabrain alll human beings,yes even you,come from Adam n Eve so you are being as stupid as you sonnd. Your comment does not reflect on the rest of us. the world is full of a melting pot of differant races,colors,and languges all decendants of Adam n Eve,although with your IQ you maybe a desendant of the apess!

    December 27, 2011 at 1:25 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Pan-evap

    For centuries, scientists have been recording how long it takes water to evaporate. Since the industrial revolution began over 100 yrs ago, pollution has been acting as shade from the sun. So each year, it takes water longer to evaporate. This means that there is less pressure being exerted on the earths surface, allowing the earth to expand slightly. Slightly, but enough to allow for the increase in EQ activity, so delicate is natures balance.

    December 27, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Report abuse |
  12. God isn't the cause of increased EQ's

    God isn't causing EQ's. He just knew that mankind would resort to burning oil and coal, polluting and ruining the earth. He gave us all the clean-burning natural gas we could ever imagine using, but we keep electing leaders in bed with Big-Oil who do not want us burning Ng where we burn coal and oil. Greed has increased right along with EQ's. God isn't causing this increase. He just knew it would happen and so had his son warn all who would listen rather than laugh.

    December 27, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  13. nomorebeer

    I think Tom is full of it.....

    December 27, 2011 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  14. nomorebeer

    Earth quake...it happens.

    December 27, 2011 at 2:08 pm | Report abuse |
  15. THE ONE AND ONLY DRAKOREX1

    THE TOPIC IS EARTHQUAKES, NOT GOD, NOT J!GGABOO S ,NOT POOP ............ BUT THANKS FOR THE LAUGHS YOU GUYS. OH I JUST POOPED MY PANTS!

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