Earthquake of magnitude 6.6 jolts Japan, Tsunami danger ruled out

Japan earthquake: The Meteorological Agency said the earthquake occurred Friday at 2:10 p.m. (0510 GMT) in Japan's western prefecture of Tottori.

By: AP | Tokyo | Published:October 21, 2016 11:44 am
earthquake, japan earthquake, quake japan, japan earthquake magnitude, japan tsunami, tsunami warning japan, world news Japan earthquake: The Meteorological Agency said the earthquake occurred Friday at 2:10 p.m. (0510 GMT) in Japan’s western prefecture of Tottori, about 700 kilometers (430 miles) west of Tokyo. (Source: Google Maps)

A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 shakes western Japan, but there is no danger of a tsunami being caused.

The Meteorological Agency said the earthquake occurred Friday at 2:10 p.m. (0510 GMT) in Japan’s western prefecture of Tottori, about 700 kilometers (430 miles) west of Tokyo, at a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles) underground.

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

There was no immediate report of injuries or damage from the quake.

More details awaited.