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article imageNo deaths reported after earthquake hits Honshu, Japan

By Karen Graham     Oct 21, 2016 in World
A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 shook parts of western Honshu, Japan early Friday afternoon, damaging homes and some roads and cutting power to 77,000 people.
The Japan Meteorological Agency says the earthquake occurred in Tottori, a Prefecture on the Sea of Japan, about 700 kilometers (430 miles) west of Tokyo at a somewhat shallow depth of 10 kilometers (7.0 miles).
Chugoku Electric Power Co. is now saying that power has been fully restored. It should be noted that typically, shallow earthquakes can cause a lot more damage, but Friday's quake appeared to be more localized and the damage was minor. The meteorological agency says there is no danger from a tsunami.
No deaths were reported in the powerful earthquake, although there were at least seven people injured, including one 70-year-old woman who fell and broke her leg, says the Okayama City Fire Department, according to the Japan Times.
In all, at least two houses collapsed and television footage coming out of the area shows roof tiles knocked to the ground, a cemetery wall that has collapsed, and bottles and cans of food items strewn across the floor of a local grocery store.
The Associated Press is reporting that Japan's public broadcaster NHK is reporting that a woman cooking in a restaurant was rushed to the hospital after she was splashed with hot cooking oil during the quake.
The U.S. Geological Survey has reviewed the status of the earthquake and puts it at a 6.2 magnitude quake.
Epicenter of earthquake marked with yellow star.
Epicenter of earthquake marked with yellow star.
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