The earthquake, recorded around 01:00 a.m. local time, occurred in one of the most active tectonic zones off the coast of Japan, about 60 kilometers from the island of Kyushu.
At least ten people were injured as a result of a preliminary magnitude 6.6 earthquake that shook southwestern and western Japan on Saturday , according to the official Japanese news agency Kyodo.
The earthquake, recorded around 01:00 in the morning, local time, has occurred in one of the most active tectonic zones off the coast of Japan, about 60 kilometers from the island of Kyushu, in the southwestern tip of the country, already a depth of 45 kilometers.
Local authorities have received reports of damaged buildings , cracks in the roads and at least 340 homes without water in the city of Nobeoka, according to the Japanese state broadcaster NHK.
Although the authorities have not declared a tsunami alert , if the tremor had registered only two tenths of a magnitude more, the Government would have had to declare an emergency meeting due to the possibility of new aftershocks in the area.
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