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6.5-magnitude earthquake strikes northeast Taiwan: weather bureau

 AP / Oct 24, 2021, 15:39 IST

TAIPEI: Taiwan's northeast was shaken by a 6.5-magnitude earthquake on Sunday, causing buildings in the capital, Taipei, to sway, but no injuries were reported.


The quake struck at 1:11 p.m. (0511 GMT) and was centered near Yilan, a city about 35 kilometers (22 miles) east of Taipei near the northeastern coast, according to the Central Weather Bureau.


It was followed seconds later by a 5.4-magnitude quake, the bureau said.


The Taipei subway system temporarily suspended service. No damage was immediately reported.

 

(Source: https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/6-5-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-northeast-taiwan-weather-bureau/articleshow/87238379.cms)