Magnitude 6.6 quake jolts western Japan
An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 shook western Japan, the Japan Meteorological Agency said.
The epicentre of the earthquake on Thursday was in Tottori prefecture.
The quake occurred at 2:07 p.m. (0507 GMT) at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) the agency said.
A tsunami warning has not been issued.