Quake of magnitude 6.1 hits east Taiwan


TAIPEI, Taiwan,18th April, 2019 (WAM) -- An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck Taiwan's coastal city of Hualien on Thursday, Reuters has said, adding that there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

A Reuters witness said the quake shook buildings in the capital, Taipei. It hit at a depth of 18 km (11 miles). No other details were immediately available.

The United States Geological Survey put the magnitude of the quake at 6.4, adding that it struck at a depth of 15 km (9 miles) northwest of Hua-lien.

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