6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia
March 20th, 2012
02:41 PM ET

6.2-magnitude earthquake hits Indonesia

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck Papua, Indonesia, on Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The quake was 66 kilometers (41 miles) deep, the USGS said. Its epicenter was 154 kilometers, or 96 miles, south-southwest of Jayapura.

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  1. flo

    Surely someone is trying to get our attention!! well he certainly has mine..cover the earth with you GLORY!

    March 20, 2012 at 3:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Tano

    If the world ends, it ends. I had a good run. Now for that single malt 18 year old bottle of Scotch.

    March 20, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Florinda Guevara

    Toby, you are so so right, every eye will see the Lord and every knee will bow! But there will be some who call for the rocks to fall on them because of their fear as they are not ready for this time.

    March 20, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • nick

      I will not get on a knee for someone thing or lord that thinks it's better than me enjoy being enslaved to your masters

      March 20, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
    • Seraphim0

      You -do- know that earthquakes happen all the time, right? People think just because we get information faster and more frequently that this is a sudden change. Get real people.

      March 20, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
  4. JIM BOB


    March 20, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Bighorse

    And cover you eyes with you hands...!!!

    March 20, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Truth

    Mayans stated that in the last couple years to the recorded end, the earth will start to show its change. Volcanos that have been dormant for thousands of years have started to steam. We have had in the past 5 years more major global disastories in all of recorded history.

    Someone will have to baffle me on how people whom never met, Chinese, Myans, and the Egyptians all came up with similar dates to the global change. If that dosent raise any ebrows then there simply is no hope.

    Id rather be prepared to survive then be the idiot who sits and does nothing. If nothing happens at least I get a good laugh and some survival gear to go camping with. For the other folks.. well if it does... your SoL.

    March 20, 2012 at 3:28 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth

      ... and I need spell check before posting.

      March 20, 2012 at 3:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tano

      wow, lets all relax.... If the Yellow Stone Caldera blows we are all SoL....doomsday bunker or not!

      March 20, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  7. will russ

    the mayans forgot about leap year so the world was supposed to end 1 year ago.

    March 20, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Birdy

    Everyone just needs to calm down and eat some fruit......!

    March 20, 2012 at 3:30 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth

      Blueberries sound good.

      March 20, 2012 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • nick

      I bet someone going for the bowl o denngil berries

      March 20, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Mathgeek

    Uhm, i hate to burst your bubble but the MYANS DID NOT account for the leap years that we added so if the Myans were correct, thier "2012" would have been years ago!

    March 20, 2012 at 3:32 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Jose Soho

    Generation Arrogance = the beliefe by those currently living on earth that they are the chosen generation to witness it all. Has it occured to you guys that maybe you will die and then like 45 yrs later Jesus will come and the end of the world will happe maybe 50 yrs later and you will just be a person who once lived on earth prior to all this?

    March 20, 2012 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  11. charlie avila

    I've been warning the world, since last year 2011, through facebook, that the world will experience soon a global tremor that'll brake records. The continuous glaciers and poles ice melting, will cause plates tectonics to move and strike against one another causing a global quake. The glaciers ice is like a strong glue, that holds and control plates movements and the glaciers shrinking is reshaping the planet's structure, rotation, inclination axis and gravity.

    March 20, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Truth

    Mr. Mathgeek,

    Myans didnt need to account for it. They didnt use a 12 months calendar or anything used today. So my bubble is just peachy... now where are those berries.

    March 20, 2012 at 3:35 pm | Report abuse |
  13. repent2012

    If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Romans 10:9

    March 20, 2012 at 3:36 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Mathgeek

    That is Misses Mathgeek to you! Sounds like u have had enough fruit = prunes.

    March 20, 2012 at 3:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • Truth

      Ms. Mathgeek! My apologies... and no, prunes give ya the runs lol

      March 20, 2012 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Truth

    Mr. Charlie,

    Science in grade school already teaches how earthquakes work. Unfortunately, glaciers have nothing to do with gravity, the earths rotation, nor glue for any plates. Issues with plates moving has to do with the magma flow under the earth, not crap on top of it.

    Only thing glacier melting is doing is changing the oceans tempatures, and causing the worlds sea levels to rise. This would effect climate shifting, again, not plates.

    Have a great day!

    March 20, 2012 at 3:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Fiona

      "Tempature"? Seriously?

      Don't claim it's a typo, Truth.

      March 20, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Conor

      I'm pretty sure that glaciers etc can trigger earthquakes, the end of the ice age led to the melting of huge amounts of ice sheets across the northern hemisphere, and these ice sheets had pressed the plates downwards and occasionally earthquakes occur in places such as Siberia as the plate "rebounds" upwards as there is no longer a huge ice sheet pressing down on the plate. I'm taking nicks side on this.

      March 20, 2012 at 5:18 pm | Report abuse |
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