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Moderate quake strikes off Taiwan

A moderate 5.1-magnitude quake hit just off the eastern coast of Taiwan early Sunday, seismologists said.

world Updated: Jan 04, 2009 09:00 IST

A moderate 5.1-magnitude quake hit just off the eastern coast of Taiwan early Sunday, seismologists said.

The tremor hit at 6:04 am (0334 IST), 105 km south of the capital Taipei and at a shallow depth of 10 kilometres, the US Geological Survey said.

There were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

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