An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 shook the coast of Taiwanaccording to the United States Geological Survey.
The telluric movement shook the buildings of the capital, Taipei, but no immediate damage was reported. Previously, the meteorological institute of Taiwan had reported that the earthquake was of magnitude 6.1.
According to the USGS, the earthquake occurred at a depth of 27 km, about 70 km southwest of Yonakunia Japanese island located off Taiwan.
Taiwan and its surroundings regularly experience earthquakes as they are located near the junction of two tectonic plates.
In March, a 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck off Taiwan’s eastern coast, shaking buildings and waking people from sleep, injuring one person and causing a half-built bridge to collapse in the east of the island.
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