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Powerful Earthquake Hits Taiwan - USGS

© AP Photo / Chiang Ying-yingTaiwan Coast Guard's vessel patrols during Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou's visit to Pengjia Islet in the East China Sea, north of Taiwan, Saturday, April 9, 2016.
Taiwan Coast Guard's vessel patrols during Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou's visit to Pengjia Islet in the East China Sea, north of Taiwan, Saturday, April 9, 2016. - Sputnik International
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No immediate information about casualties and destruction is available at the moment. There was no warning of a tsunami threat.

The US Geological Survey reported of a strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake striking Taiwan's east coast 17 km (10 miles) northeast of Hua-lien.

The agency stated the quake took place at a depth of 7.8 km.

However, according to information from the China Earthquake Networks Center, the tremors were of lesser magnitude — about 5.6.

​No tsunami warning has been issued so far, as well as no information about possible casualties or damages reported.

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