Eastern Taiwan earthquake

Eastern Taiwan today earthquake with magnitude 6.0. No casualties or damage were reported.

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicenter of earthquake was 50 km to the east of Xinjiang — the port city in the south of Yilan County. The earthquake lies at a depth of 70.9 km under the Pacific Ocean, according to ITAR-TASS.

Chinese island of Taiwan with a population of 23 million people is located in a seismically active area near a major tectonic fault in the bottom of the Pacific Ocean. In 1999, a strong earthquake measuring 7.6 killed more than two thousand local residents, causing considerable damage.

Source: vesti.ru.

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