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A 5.0-magnitude earthquake strikes Hualien City, Taiwan.

Just minutes ago, a 5.0-magnitude earthquake struck 7.8 km southwest of Hualien City, Taiwan. The earthquake occured at a shallow depth of 10km.

As is usual the exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised in the next few hours as seismologists review their data. Based on preliminary data the earthquake should not have caused any significant damage.

Based on the strength of the quake, it is kost likely that it was felt by a lot of people. Weak shaking was most likely felt in Puli (pop. 86,400) located 60 km from the epicenter, Lugu (pop. 19,600) 84 km away, Zhongxing New Village (pop. 25,500) 89 km away, Zhongxing New Village (pop. 25,500) 89 km away, Nantou City (pop. 105,700) 91 km away, Taichung (pop. 1,040,700) 93 km away, and Yilan (pop. 94,200) 95 km away.

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