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    6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Off Taiwan Coast – Central Weather Bureau

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    A strong earthquake occurred off the Taiwanese coast on Sunday morning, the country’s Central Weather Bureau reported.

    BEIJING (Sputnik) — A 6.0 magnitude earthquake occurred on Sunday morning to the southeast of Taiwan, according to the report.

    The agency stated that the earthquake occurred at 9:57 a.m. local time (1:57 GMT), some 163 kilometers (101 miles) to the southeast of Taitung County. The epicenter of the quake was located at the depth of 96 kilometers, the agency said.

    ​There has been no information regarding casualties or destruction caused by the earthquake.

    Taiwan is part of the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, the most seismically active region of the Earth, where almost 90 percent of the world’s earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur.

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