6.6 magnitude quake hits Japan


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A powerful earthquake with a suspected magnitude of 6.6 has shaken western Japan,

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 but the country is no strange to devastating tremors.

The quake comes five and a half years since a 9.0 undersea earthquake cause a tsunami and a meltdown at the Fukashima power plant which resulted in the deaths of over 15,000 people.

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