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    Strong Earthquake Hits Taiwan, Subway Services in Taipei Suspended

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    According to a local central weather bureau, Taipei area has been rocked by some 4-magnitude quake. At least five people were injured as a result of a powerful earthquake that occurred on Thursday afternoon in Taiwan, according to Taiwan News.

    According to the information currently available, the two victims were allegedly tourists from Malaysia who were visiting the Taroko National Park; they were injured as a result of falling rocks at the park's exit.

    According to the US Geological Survey, a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake has rocked eastern Taiwan. A 6.1-magnitude quake was registered in the Hualien County on the eastern coast of Taiwan, the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) said on Thursday.

    All subway services have been temporarily suspended in Taipei due to the earthquake, local media reported. The quake measures 4 magnitude in the Taipei.

    The seismological activity took place at about 1 p.m. local time (05:00 GMT) at the depth of about 50 kilometers (31 miles).

    Meanwhile, according to the Taiwan Meteorological Bureau, the magnitude of the earthquake in Hualien County was 6.1 and reached a maximum of 7; the epicentre was at a depth of 18.8 kilometres. In four other cities, tremors with a magnitude of 5 were recorded.

    There have been no immediate reports of damage or injuries as a result of the quake.

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