Asia

Powerful earthquake in western Japan, no danger of tsunami

  • Debris fallen from damaged wall of a building are scattered on the roof following an earthquake in Kurayoshi, Tottori prefecture, western Japan, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck western Japan on Friday, toppling shelves and knocking out power to thousands of homes. There was no risk of a tsunami.(Kyodo News via AP)

    Debris fallen from damaged wall of a building are scattered on the roof following an earthquake in Kurayoshi, Tottori prefecture, western Japan, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck western Japan on Friday, toppling shelves and knocking out power to thousands of homes. There was no risk of a tsunami.(Kyodo News via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • This aerial photo shows fallen tomb stones scattered at a cemetery following an earthquake in Kurayoshi, Tottori prefecture, western Japan, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck western Japan on Friday, toppling shelves and knocking out power to thousands of homes. There was no risk of a tsunami. (Kyodo News via AP)

    This aerial photo shows fallen tomb stones scattered at a cemetery following an earthquake in Kurayoshi, Tottori prefecture, western Japan, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck western Japan on Friday, toppling shelves and knocking out power to thousands of homes. There was no risk of a tsunami. (Kyodo News via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Roofing tiles fallen from of a house are scattered following an earthquake in Kurayoshi, Tottori prefecture, western Japan, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck western Japan on Friday, toppling shelves and knocking out power to thousands of homes. There was no risk of a tsunami.(Kyodo News via AP)

    Roofing tiles fallen from of a house are scattered following an earthquake in Kurayoshi, Tottori prefecture, western Japan, Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 struck western Japan on Friday, toppling shelves and knocking out power to thousands of homes. There was no risk of a tsunami.(Kyodo News via AP)  (The Associated Press)

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.