Strong earthquake jolts Taiwan

01 February 2012 | 16:57 Code : 5960 Geoscience events
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An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale rocked Taiwan on Wednesday, the Seismology

An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale rocked Taiwan on Wednesday, the Seismology Centre said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The quake struck at 9:27 am (0127 GMT), with its epicentre 13.7 kilometres northeast of the eastern county of Taitung. It originated 36.3 kilometres under the seabed.

Taiwan, lying near the junction of two tectonic plates, is shaken regularly by earthquakes

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