Moderate quake jolts Taiwan

  • AFP, Taipei
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  • Updated: Dec 05, 2007 08:27 IST

A 5.3-magnitude earthquake jolted Taiwan on Wednesday, the central weather bureau said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The tremor struck at 9:41 am (0141 GMT) and was centred 21 kilometres (13 miles) southeast of Lidao in the southeastern county of Taitung, the bureau said.

It occurred at a depth of eight kilometres underground, it said.

Taiwan, which lies near the junction of two tectonic plates, is regularly shaken by earthquakes.

 

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