03:30 GMT20 January 2021
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    According to seismologists, the epicentre of the quake was located at a depth of 72.2 kilometres.

    A 5.7-magnitude quake hit Taiwan on Saturday, Reuters reported, citing the island's weather bureau.

    Earlier, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) measured the quake at 4.8 on the Richter scale. 

    ​According to the EMSC, the quake hit at 09:04:15 UTC, 157 km to the east-south-east of Kaohsiung in Taiwan, and 98 km south-east of Taitung City.

    A video shared on Twitter shows the quake being felt in Taipei. 

    No damage or injuries have so far been reported.

    Taiwan is located close to the junction of two tectonic plates in the South China Sea and is frequently shaken by quakes.

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