Tremors frighten cats as quake hits Taiwan

8 August 2019
2019-08-08 12:00

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake struck off Taiwan's northeastern coast on Thursday, the island's weather bureau said. A Reuters witness said the shallow quake shook buildings in the capital, Taipei. The quake near the northeastern county of Yilan had a depth of 22 km. There were no immediate reports of significant damage or casualties.

The earthquake triggered limited power cuts and forced the suspension of regional railway service in northern Taiwan. There were also reports of gas and water leaks. Taiwan lies near the junction of two tectonic plates and is prone to earthquakes.

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