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A 5.8-magnitude earthquake strikes Taiwan.

Image Credit: Earthstar Geographics

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake has just struck the Philippines Sea, 89 km southeast of Taipei, Taiwan at around 6.50am local time. The earthquake struck at a very shallow depth of 10km.

As is usual, the exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might revised later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their report.

The earthquake was most likely felt by a lot of people located close to the epicenter. Towns or cities that might have felt the shaking include Yilan (pop. 94,200) located 59 km from the epicenter, Keelung (pop. 397,500) 76 km away, Taipei (pop. 7,871,900) 89 km away, Banciao (pop. 543,300) 94 km away, Daxi (pop. 84,500) 107 km away, Hualien City (pop. 350,500) 109 km away, and Taoyuan City (pop. 402,000) 109 km away.

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