Powerful 6.1-magnitude earthquake rocks Taiwan

The Metro says a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of between 6.1 and 6.6 has rocked the coast of Taiwan – but there is no danger of a tsunami.

Powerful 6.1-magnitude earthquake rocks Taiwan

The Metro says a powerful earthquake with a magnitude of between 6.1 and 6.6 has rocked the coast of Taiwan – but there is no danger of a tsunami.

Taiwanese authorities said the earthquake, which struck at 3.23 pm on Monday, was 17 miles (27.5 kilometres) below the earth’s surface.

The epicentre was recorded 55.6 miles off Taiwan’s east coast, roughly halfway between the coast of Hualien county and the southern Japanese island of Yonaguni, the country’s weather bureau said.

The quake could be felt across Taiwan, the bureau added, with buildings briefly shaking in the capital city of Taipei.

Japanese authorities said a magnitude 6.6 quake struck off the southern and westernmost island of Yonaguni, which is about 66 miles east of Taiwan.

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https://metro.co.uk/2022/05/09/powerful-6-1-magnitude-earthquake-rocks-taiwan-16608627/

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