Confirmed: Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes Northern Taiwan

The United States Geological Survey says a magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck northern Taiwan earlier today.

The quake was 10km deep and hit 34km North northwest of the port of Hualien.

There were no reports of damage or injury.

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Coniel Morgan 07/03/2013 18:13:22
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