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Powerful Earthquake in Western Japan, No Danger of Tsunami

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

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    A map of the prefecture of Tottori and the surrounding area in Japan where an earthquake struck. There appears to be no danger of a tsunami being triggered.

    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.