6.6 quake hits western Japan, no immediate tsunami risk

A strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit western Japan on Friday, the country's meteorological agency said, but there was no immediate tsunami risk.

6.6 quake hits western Japan, no immediate tsunami risk

Tokyo: A strong 6.6 magnitude earthquake hit western Japan on Friday, the country's meteorological agency said, but there was no immediate tsunami risk.

The quake, at a relatively shallow depth of 10 kilometres, struck shortly after 2:00 pm (0500 GMT) in Tottori prefecture. 

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