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A 6.7-magnitude earthquake strikes south-west Taiwan.

Image Credit: USGS

Minutes ago a 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck the Philippine Sea, 63 km south of Hualien City, Taiwan, at a shallow depth of 10km at 1.40am local time.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be changed again later on as seismologists review their data and calculations, or else as other agencies issue their own reports, but it is unlikely.

Most of Taiwan felt the strong shaking, but no infrastructural damage was reported. Around 14 million people felt the earthquake.

Update: Three more earthquakes struck in quick succession with a magnitude of 5.8, 4.7 and 5.3.

This is a developing story. More details to follow.

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