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    Powerful Earthquake Hits Taiwan - USGS

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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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