Strong earthquake shakes Taiwan

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TAIPEI, Taiwan — A strong earthquake struck off the east coast of Taiwan on Monday, shaking buildings in the capital, Taipei. Authorities said that there wasn’t any danger of tsunami and no serious injuries or damage were reported.

The magnitude 6.1 quake was centered 27 kilometers (17 miles) deep and about 90 kilometers (56 miles) offshore from the city of Hualien, Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau said. Northeastern Taiwan was the epicenter of strong shaking, which included Taipei.

The earthquake’s location was about 70 kilometers (44 miles) southwest of the remote island of Yonaguni at the western end of the Japanese archipelago. According to the Japanese Meteorological Agency, the earthquake was magnitude 6.

Preliminary measurements often differ and may be revised after further analysis.

The Japanese Meteorological Agency said there may be small swellings of ocean waters but there was no danger of a tsunami.

Chinese media said the earthquake was also felt in parts of mainland China. Self-governing Taiwan is about 160 kilometers (100 miles) east of the Chinese coast.

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