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6.1 magnitude quake strikes off Taiwan: Seismology Centre

A 6.1 magnitude undersea earthquake struck off eastern Taiwan today, the island's Seismology Centre said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

world Updated: Nov 24, 2010 08:34 IST
AFP

A 6.1 magnitude undersea earthquake struck off eastern Taiwan on Sunday, the island's Seismology Centre said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The quake hit at 1231 GMT about 22 kilometres (14 miles) southeast of the eastern city of Hualien city and had a depth of 41 kilometres, the Centre said. No tsunami warning was issued.

The US Geological Survey put the quake's magnitude at 5.7. It said the epicentre was 50 kilometres (31 miles) deep.

First Published: Nov 21, 2010 18:54 IST