A powerful earthquake has hit western Japan.
The 6.6-magnitude quake with a shallow depth of 10 kilometers struck Tottori, a prefecture on the Sea of Japan, Friday afternoon.
The earthquake's severe shaking caused a power outage to tens of thousands of homes.
"It shook quite violently," said Koji Nakahara, a town hall official in coastal Hokuel. There are no immediate reports of injuries or serious damage.
Meteorologists say there is no danger of a tsunami.