Taiwan’s East Coast was Rocked by a Magnitude 6.0 Earthquake on Monday

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Taiwan’s east coast was rocked by a magnitude 6.0 earthquake on Monday. That reports to the local meteorological office. The quake was also felt in the capital Taipei.

 

According to an AFP journalist, the quake lasted about 20 seconds. There are currently no reports of much damage or casualties.

The epicentre of the quake was in the sea, about 56 kilometres from the city of Hualien.

Earthquakes regularly hit Taiwan because the island is close to splitting two tectonic plates. In 2018, 17 more people were killed in a 6.4 quake near Hualien.

The deadliest earthquake on the island occurred in September 1999, killing 2,400 people.

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