6.6 quake hits Japan, no tsunami danger


Japan, Oct 21, 2016: A major earthquake with a preliminary magnitude 6.6 struck western Japan on Friday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, adding that there is no risk of the tsunami.

The Meteorological Agency said the earthquake occurred at 2:10 p.m. (0510 GMT) in Japan’s western prefecture of Tottori, about 430 miles west of Tokyo. The epicenter was at a depth of 6 miles.

The agency said there was no danger of a tsunami from the inland temblor.

However, Japan’s NHK public television reported that there was no immediate report of injuries or damage, officials said. The earthquake caused temporary blackouts at about 39,000 homes in the region.

 Wefornews Bureau

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