Strong magnitude earthquake rattles Taiwan

June 1st, 2008 - 1:48 pm ICT by admin  

Taipei, June 1 (DPA) An earthquake measuring 6.8 on the Richter scale occurred off southeast Taiwan Sunday, but there were no reports of casualties. The quake struck at 9.57 a.m. with its epicenter 296 km southeast of Taitung on the southeast coast of Taiwan.

The location of sthe earthqake was 46.5 km under the seabed.

Taiwan sits on the earthquake belt and most of the tremors occur off Taiwan’s east coast, caused by the friction between the Eurasian and Philippine Plate.

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