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Strong quake strikes east of Taiwan

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck east of Taiwan, about 73 miles south southwest of Ishigaki-jima in Japan's Ryukyu islands, the US Geographic Survey said.

world Updated: Feb 07, 2010 13:29 IST

A 6.6 magnitude earthquake struck on Sunday east of Taiwan, about 73 miles south southwest of Ishigaki-jima in Japan's Ryukyu islands, the US Geographic Survey said.

It struck at a relatively shallow depth of 6.6 miles. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no danger of a tsunami.

Earthquakes occur frequently in the region, which lies on a seismically active stretch of the Pacific basin.