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.