6.1 magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan

An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck Taiwan on Thursday. The epicentre of the quake was located near the city of Yilan. According to the German Research Centre for Geosciences, a powerful tremor has hit Taiwan at a depth of 67 kilometres, Sputnik reported.

No casualties have been reported so far.

Taiwan, a self-ruled island that China considers its own, lies near the junction of two tectonic plates and is prone to earthquakes.

More than 100 people were killed in a quake in southern Taiwan in 2016, and some Taiwanese remain scarred by a 7.3 magnitude quake that killed more than 2,000 people in 1999.



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