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Strong Quake Hits Taiwan, Topples House, Halts Rail Traffic

The 6.4 magnitude earthquake in southeastern Taiwan

The 6.4 magnitude earthquake in southeastern Taiwan

Source: NOAA

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Taipei, Taiwan (AP) -- A strong earthquake struck southeastern Taiwan on Saturday evening, toppling objects from store shelves, collapsing a house and interrupting rail service on the island, but there were no immediate reports of deaths, media reported.

Taiwan's Central News Agency said the 6.4 magnitude shallow quake was centered north of Taitung County on the island's eastern shore.