| 8 December 2023, Friday |

Taiwan rattled by quake, no immediate reports of damage

On Tuesday, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.2 struck off the east coast of Taiwan, according to the island’s weather bureau. The temblor shook buildings in the capital, Taipei, but there have been no reports of damage.
The epicentre of the earthquake was in the sea off Taiwan’s Hualien county, to the south of Japan’s Yonaguni island, at a depth of 5.7 km (3.5 miles), the weather bureau said.
Trains on Taipei’s metro system slowed down but service quickly resumed as normal, the city government said.

Taiwan lies near the junction of two tectonic plates and is prone to earthquakes.

More than 100 people were killed in a quake in southern Taiwan in 2016, while a 7.3 magnitude quake killed more than 2,000 people in 1999.

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