Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Earthquake shakes Taiwan

An earthquake of 5.4 magnitude on the Richter scale rocked Taiwan without causing casualties. The earthquake, which was centered 52.3 miles south of the eastern city of Hualien, shook buildings in Taipei, said the Central Weather Bureau of the island. In Taipei, the quake caused panic and caused many people to depart from the buildings, the agency said Fire Island.

Taiwan is located in a seismic zone and frequent earthquakes recorded. In 1999, the island was shaken by an earthquake measuring 7.6 which killed over 2,400 people.

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