6.4 magazine quake strikes southeast Taiwan, topples objects

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck southeastern Taiwan on Saturday night and native media reported objects falling from retailer cabinets however no speedy phrase on casualties.

Taiwan’s Central Information Company mentioned the metro system in Kaoshiung metropolis within the south of the island was quickly suspended. The quake was additionally felt within the capital, Taipei.

The U.S. Geological Survey measured the quake’s preliminary magnitude at 6.6. It mentioned it occurred at a depth of 10 kilometers (6.2 miles).

The epicenter was in Taitung County, a rice-growing space of flat terrain with a inhabitants of about 8,500.

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