Strong quake strikes northeast Taiwan, shakes buildings in capital

By Reuters   May 12, 2016 | 11:39 am GMT+7
Strong quake strikes northeast Taiwan, shakes buildings in capital
The quake was centred 14 km (nine miles) northeast of the coastal town of Su-ao, Taiwan : U.S. Geological Survey

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 shook northeast Taiwan on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, with tremors felt in the capital, Taipei.

The quake was centred 14 km (nine miles) northeast of the coastal town of Su-ao, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

There were no immediate reports of injuries, collapsed buildings or other damage.

Earthquakes are common in Taiwan. In February, a 6.4 magnitude quake toppled a large apartment complex in southern Taiwan killing moer than 100 people. (Reporting by J.R. Wu; Editing by Nick Macfie)

 
 
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