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A 6.1-magnitude earthquake strikes Taiwan.

Image Credit: Twitter Account New Caledonia Seismic Observatory.

Minutes ago a significant 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck in the Philippine Sea, Japan, 91 km east of Hualien City, Taiwan at a shallow depth of 10km.

The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might still 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.

The strong earthquake was most likely felt as weak shaking in Yonakuni (pop. 1,700) located 73 km from the epicenter, Hualien City (pop. 350,500) 91 km away, Yilan (pop. 94,200) 114 km away, and Keelung (pop. 397,500) 148 km away. So far there has been no tsunami threats to the Philippines or Japan.

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