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Southeast Taiwan hit by a 5.8-magnitude earthquake.

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A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck southeast Taiwan at 5:23pm (GMT+8) Taiwan time, according to Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the earthquake was 93.6 kilometers south of Taitung county hall. Taiwan uses its own scale to gauge the intensity of the earthquake, from one which is considered least felt to seven, the most severe. The earthquake’s intensity registered a four in Pintung County and Taitung county. No damage, casualties or injuries were reported.

Taiwan is in an active region of the Pacific Ring of Fire, an area where constant tectonic activity results in earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. The Ring of Fire which spans 40,000 kilometres is littered with volcanoes, most of which are active.

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