September 10, 2008
Earthquake Hits Sea Near Taiwan
Earthquake hits sea near Taiwan
HONG KONG, Sept. 9 (Xinhua) -- An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale occurred on the sea near Taiwan at 15:45 Tuesday (0745 GMT), according to a bulletin released by the Hong Kong Observatory.
The epicenter was initially determined to be 24.6 degrees north latitude and 122.6 degrees east longitude, about 120 kilometers east- southeast of Taipei.
There were no reports of casualties or damage so far.
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