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Updated on: Sunday, October 24, 2021, 03:59 PM IST

Taiwan: 6.5-magnitude earthquake hits island, no casualties so far

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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 pm (0511 GMT) and was centred near Yilan, a city about 35 km (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.

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Published on: Sunday, October 24, 2021, 03:59 PM IST
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