6.3-magnitude quake strikes off Taiwan’s coast

A magnitude 6.3 earthquake has struck off the coast of Taiwan at 2pm local time today, sending buildings in capital Taipei swaying. Authorities say although tremors have been felt across the island, there has been no immediate damage reported. – EPA pic, May 9, 2022.

A 6.3-MAGNITUDE earthquake struck off the coast of Taiwan this afternoon, according to the US Geological Survey, with buildings in capital Taipei sent swaying.

The offshore quake hit just before 2.30pm (0630 GMT) at a depth of 27km about 70km southwest of Yonakuni, a Japanese island not far from Taiwan, according to the USGS report.

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