Breaking: Taiwan rocked by ‘monstrous’ 6.2 strong earthquake

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Taiwan has been rocked by a ‘monstrous’ 6.2 strong earthquake this morning.

Taiwan has been rocked by a strong earthquake this Sunday, October 24, according to the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC). First reports suggest that it was the eastern part of the island that was shaken with a powerful ‘6.2 on the Richter scale’ magnitude earthquake. The epicentre was close to the capital, Taipei.

The quake was detected at a depth of 40 km (25 miles), said EMSC.

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Taiwan earthquake
The blue star is Yilan, northeastern Taiwan, where the quake struck.

Twitter users in the east of the country posted frightening accounts, one said:

“The wall of my balcony collapsed! This time it was quite long and quite powerful,” tweeted one resident of Taiwan.

            “What the Taiwan earthquake did to my local 7-Eleven in Taipei.” said a resident of the city.

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