6.7-Magnitude Earthquake Hits Taiwan

Sputnik News
Date: 10.12.2020
By: Evgeny Mikhaylov

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There have been no reports about casualties or damage inflicted by the quake so far. However, the tremor was reported to be felt in the city of Taipei.

According to the Central Weather Bureau of Taiwan, a powerful tremor has hit the island nation, with the epicentre of the 6.7-magnitude quake located near the city of Yilan, at a depth of 77 kilometres or 48 miles.

The island suffers from regular earthquakes, which usually hit near its easter portion, as Taiwan is located near the Ring of Fire – a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean with extremely high seismic activity.    [FULL  STORY]

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