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Shallow 6.1-magnitude earthquake hits off Taiwan, no immediate reports of damage

USGS said there is “low likelihood of casualties and damage” from the earthquake that hit Taiwan’s east coast.

world Updated: Feb 04, 2018 20:42 IST
Agence France-Presse
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Agence France-Presse, Taipei
The quake’s epicentre was around 15 kilometres (nine miles) north of the port city of Hualien.
The quake’s epicentre was around 15 kilometres (nine miles) north of the port city of Hualien.(Representative image)

A shallow 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit off the eastern coast of Taiwan late Sunday, the United States Geological Survey said.

The quake’s epicentre was around 15 kilometres (nine miles) north of the port city of Hualien at a depth of around eight kilometres, the USGS added.

There were no immediate reports of any destruction caused by the tremors, and the USGS said there is “low likelihood of casualties and damage”.

It was the second earthquake to strike off Taiwan’s eastern coast on Sunday, following a weaker 5.3-magnitude quake in the same area.

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