Hirunews Logo
Japan+earthquake%3A+6.6+magnitude+quake+hits+Japan
Friday, 21 October 2016 - 11:48
Japan earthquake: 6.6 magnitude quake hits Japan
96

Shares
11,632

Views
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.
Make a Comment
Make a Comment

DOWNLOAD HIRUNEWS APP ON ANDROID & APPLE
News Image
Hiru News Programme Segments
150 Views
1,683 Views
1,704 Views
38,976 Views
1,900 Views
40,141 Views
Top