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Offshore Earthquake Shakes Taiwan; No Danger of Tsunami

The 6.1 earthquake off the coast of Taiwan on May 9.

The 6.1 earthquake off the coast of Taiwan on May 9.

Source: USGS

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Taipei, Taiwan (AP) -- A strong earthquake struck off the east coast of Taiwan on Monday, shaking buildings in the capital, Taipei. No serious damage or injuries were reported, and authorities said there was no danger of a tsunami.

The magnitude 6.1 quake was centered 27 kilometers (17 miles) deep and about 90 kilometers (56 miles) offshore from the city of Hualien, Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau said. The strongest shaking was in northeastern Taiwan, including Taipei.