Magnitude 5.7 earthquake strikes off Taiwan

Taipei, April 8 : A 5.7 magnitude earthquake has been registered near the coast of Taiwan, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said on Friday. The tremor was recorded at 23:36 GMT on Thursday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) southeast of the town of Hengchun. The epicenter of the earthquake was located at a depth of 10 kilometers, according to media reports. There are no reports about any victims or damage. Taiwan located in a seismically active zone known as the Ring of Fire, which is regularly affected by powerful earthquakes. XC GNK

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