Earthquake off Taiwan’s east coast shakes Taipei

Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau said the magnitude 5.9 quake struck at a depth of 106 kilometers (66 miles).
People wear face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus as they pass through a subway station in Taipei, Taiwan.(AP/ Representative image)
People wear face masks to protect against the spread of the coronavirus as they pass through a subway station in Taipei, Taiwan.(AP/ Representative image)
Published on Sep 30, 2020 02:55 PM IST
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Taipei | ByAssociated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai

An earthquake struck off the coast of Taiwan on Wednesday, swaying buildings in Taipei, the capital.

Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau said the magnitude 5.9 quake struck at a depth of 106 kilometers (66 miles).

There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

An Associated Press journalist said the office building where the AP bureau is in Taipei swung slightly for about 10 to 15 seconds.

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