Magnitude 6.2 earthquake occurred off the coast of Taiwan

Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 occurred on Friday near the south-eastern coast of Taiwan to 21.12 local time (17.12 MSK), the Xinhua news agency reported with reference to the Taiwan weather service.

According to experts, the epicenter of the earthquake was located 195 kilometers south-east of Taitung County, the center lies at a depth of 178 kilometers.

On the island are the strongest aftershocks — magnitude 2.0 — were reported in the area of Kaohsiung.

The destruction and no injuries reported.


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