Earthquake with magnitude 6.1 strikes Taiwan
An earthquake briefly shook buildings in Taiwan’s capital Taipei on Monday though there were no immediate reports of any damage.For the latest headlines,
An earthquake briefly shook buildings in Taiwan’s capital Taipei on Monday though there were no immediate reports of any damage.
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Taiwan lies near the junction of two tectonic plates and is prone to earthquakes.
More than 100 people were killed in a quake in southern Taiwan in 2016, while a 7.3 magnitude quake killed more than 2,000 people in 1999.
The earthquake's location was about 70 kilometers (44 miles) southwest of the remote island of Yonaguni at the western end of the Japanese archipelago. The Japanese Meteorological Agency said the quake measured magnitude 6.6, while the U.S. Geological Survey said 6.3.
Preliminary measurements often differ and may be revised after further analysis.
The Japanese Meteorological Agency said there may be small swellings of ocean waters but there was no danger of a tsunami.
Chinese media said the earthquake was also felt in parts of mainland China. Self-governing Taiwan is about 160 kilometers (100 miles) east of the Chinese coast.