Magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocks Taiwan, braces for typhoon

Magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocks Taiwan, braces for typhoon

- A magnitude 6.0 earthquake jolted Taiwan on Thursday

- The residents braced for a typhoon hours after the quake

- About 2,000 buildings experienced power outage following the earthquake

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A 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocked the northeastern coast of Taiwan on Thursday.

KAMI learned that the residents braced for typhoon hours after the quake.

In a report by Reuters (author Yimou Lee), about 2,000 buildings were shaken and experienced a power outage.

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The regional railway service in northern Taiwan had been temporarily suspended. It has also been reported that there were gas and water leaks.

As reported by the Associated Press, the earthquake struck at around 5:28 a.m. in the Pacific Ocean, about 22 miles southeast of Yilan.

No major casualties have been reported yet, as of posting time.

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Taiwan is on a string of Pacific seismic faults or the “Rim of Fire.” In 1999, a 7.6-magnitude earthquake shocked many residents and about 2,300 people were killed.

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