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Strong earthquake strikes off coast of eastern Taiwan


  • A strong earthquake struck off the coast of eastern Taiwan, in the capital Taipei but no immediate damage was reported, said the Central Weather Bureau.
  • The weather bureau said the quake measured 6.0 in magnitude and hit at the relatively shallow depth of 19 kilometres. 
  • The United States Geological Survey (USGS) put the magnitude higher at 6.2. 
  • The epicentre was given in the sea 56 kilometres east of the coastal city of Hualien.