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Magnitude 5.6 quake shakes Taiwan
The quake's epicenter was located 36 km northwest of Hualien City, and had a depth of 9.6 km

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATE) – A Magnitude 5.6 earthquake shook central Taiwan late morning Thursday, March 7, the US Geological Survey said.

The quake struck at 11:36 am (0336 GMT), 36 kilometres (22 miles) northwest of Hualien city on the east coast, at a depth of just nine kilometres, the USGS said.

Taiwan’s Seismology Centre said the tremor was felt across the island, confirming the 5.6 magnitude, but the National Fire Agency said there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. KD Suarez/ with the Agence France-Presse

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