Taiwan lies near the junction of two tectonic plates. A witness reports buildings swaying in Taipei as a quake strikes on Monday afternoon. Photo: EPA-EFE
Taiwan lies near the junction of two tectonic plates. A witness reports buildings swaying in Taipei as a quake strikes on Monday afternoon. Photo: EPA-EFE
Taiwan

Strong earthquake hits off Taiwan’s eastern coast, buildings sway in rush hour

  • Geological agencies put quake at least 6.0 magnitude and its epicentre in the sea east of Hualien
  • ‘The shaking lasted for a good 20 seconds with the ground moving left and right’

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Taiwan lies near the junction of two tectonic plates. A witness reports buildings swaying in Taipei as a quake strikes on Monday afternoon. Photo: EPA-EFE
Taiwan lies near the junction of two tectonic plates. A witness reports buildings swaying in Taipei as a quake strikes on Monday afternoon. Photo: EPA-EFE
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