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    BEIJING (Sputnik) - One woman has been killed as a result of a powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake that struck off the coast of Taiwan on Thursday, the island's fire department said.

    The Chinese seismic bureau said that the quake occurred at 05:28 a.m. local time (21:28 GMT on Wednesday) in waters near Yilan County with the epicenter located at the depth of 30 kilometers (18.6 miles). 

    The New Taipei City Fire Department said at about 08:00 local time that a 60-year-old woman was found dead after a wardrobe fell on her as the tremor started.

    ​The earthquake has led to serious power outages with about 10,000 families were left without electricity. Meanwhile, according to TaiwanPower company, electricity on the island was restored at 10:00 a.m. local time.

    The earthquake has also affected transport connections in Taiwan. Railroad traffic in Yilan Country was temporarily suspended, but restored at 08:30 a.m. local time.

     

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