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Old 26-12-2006, 09:46 PM   #6426
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Two strong quakes rock Taiwan
Posted: 26 December 2006 2128 hrs


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Strong quake shakes Taiwan

TAIPEI - A major earthquake measuring magnitude 7.1 rocked Taiwan Tuesday, geologists said, rattling high-rise buildings and disrupting telephone services.

Authorities said there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The US Geological Survey said the quake was 10 kilometres (six miles) deep, 57 miles from Kao-hsiung, Taiwan.

The Taiwan central weather bureau reported there were two quakes.

It said the stronger tremor struck at 8:26 pm (1226 GMT), with its epicentre 23 kilometres (14 miles) southwest of Hengchun in Pingtung county in the southernmost tip of Taiwan. It originated 22 kilometres under the sea.

The second one hit about eight minutes later with its epicentre 12 kilometres west of Fangliao, in Pingtung. It originated 21 kilometres underground.

Taiwan, which lies near the junction of two tectonic plates, is regularly shaken by earthquakes. The country's worst, a 7.6-magnitude quake, killed some 2,400 people in September 1999. - AFP/ir


Damn!!! Is it still safe to go Taipei!?
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