5-magnitude earthquake jolts Taiwan

19:53, March 18, 2010      

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A 5-magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan Thursday, said the local weather bureau.

The quake occurred at 5:01 p.m. about 26.3 km southeast of Suao in the northeastern Ilan county, with its epicenter 31.5 km underground, according to the bureau.

The tremor was felt in Taipei.

Source: Xinhua
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