6.6-magnitude earthquake rocks Tottori prefecture in western Japan

TOKYO, Oct. 21 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 rocked Japan's Tottori prefecture at 14:07 local time, Japan Meteorological Agency said Friday.

The temblor was centered in the central part of the Tottori prefecture, with the epicenter at a latitude of 35.4 degrees north and a longitude of 133.9 degrees east and at depth of 10 km.

The earthquake logged 6 minus on the Japanese seismic intensity scale which peaks at 7 in Tottori prefecture and some other areas.

[ Editor: Xueying ]


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