5.8-Magnitude Quake Felt in Taiwan

A 5.8-magnitude earthquake struck in the northeast of Taiwan on Tuesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, with no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The quake hit at 22:19 local time (1419 GMT), USGS said, at a depth of 190 kilometers (120 miles).

No tsunami warning was issued but Twitter users as far away as Kaohsiung, on the southwest of the island, reported feeling tremors.

China's Earthquake Networks Center put the magnitude higher at 6.2, according to state news agency Xinhua.

Last year one man died and another was hospitalized after a fire caused by a powerful quake off Taiwan set buildings shaking in the capital Taipei and sparked a short-lived tsunami warning in far southwestern Japan.

Source: Agence France Presse

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