January 1st, 2012
05:22 AM ET

Magnitude 6.8 quake hits Japan

A strong earthquake with a magnitude of 6.8 struck off the coast of Japan on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

The earthquake hit 468 kilometers (302 miles) south-southwest of Tokyo at a depth of 348 kilometers, according to the USGS.

There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a tsunami warning.

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  1. Andreas Moser

    That's a good start for 2012.

    January 1, 2012 at 5:27 am | Report abuse |
  2. Steve M*US

    I'm glad there's no danger. We need the J.a.p.a.n.e.s.e people to survive and be happy in the New Year!

    January 1, 2012 at 5:57 am | Report abuse |
  3. Andreas Moser

    This must be the first New Year's resolution broken in 2012: http://andreasmoser.wordpress.com/2012/01/01/first-new-years-resolution-broken-in-2012/

    January 1, 2012 at 5:58 am | Report abuse |
  4. Dang Tootin'

    that's right, mah-man...this here new year's baby is a boy...Cuban cigars for everyone!

    January 1, 2012 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  5. .gung hoe

    Just another day for them.Theyre used to the little shakers.Probably didnt even make the front page of theyre paper!

    January 1, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Brigadier Crawypaws

    Cuban SEA GARS with speghetti
    That's better !!! 😉

    January 1, 2012 at 3:44 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Brigadier Crawypaws

    Yea, it's Spaghetti
    and I'll drink to that too! 😉

    January 1, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  8. banasy©

    I would think that the Japanese people would be really be tired of EQ's...they are probably like "AGAIN with the earthquakes?"

    Brigadier, you're really into you spaghetti, aren't you?
    Read your recipe.
    Sounds tasty.

    January 1, 2012 at 5:09 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    Um...you fellows seem bright...don't you think there might be a correlation between the nasty posts and the irrelevant posts being deleted and the appearance of moderation?

    You have rights to say things. CNN has the right to delete them. Simple.

    January 1, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  10. TORI

    No blogging or much mention of the EQ in Ohio.My Dad called this morning concerned because my Mom is on a biz trip there and forgot to bring her cell.I called her hotel room and woke her up and she said "what EQ, your father must have drunk dialed you."

    January 2, 2012 at 1:32 am | Report abuse |