A moderate earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale jolted southern Taiwan yesterday, the Seismology Center said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The tremor struck at 11:21am with its epicenter located 58.5km southeast of Lanyu (蘭嶼), an island southeast of Taiwan. It originated 121.3km under the seabed. The center said the quake was felt in Tainan and Kaohsiung counties. Taiwan, which lies near the junction of two tectonic plates, is regularly shaken by earthquakes.
Mon, Aug 21, 2006 - Page 3 News List
Taiwan Quick Take: South jolted by mild quake
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