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An Earthquake Shook the Capital of Taiwan

A magnitude 5.5 earthquake

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An earthquake rocked the Taiwanese capital of Taipei. The quake was 5.7 on the Richter scale and it's happened today, informs Reuters.

Witnesses of the natural phenomenon commented that buildings in the center of the city were slightly moving. There is no information about injured people or material damage.

The epicenter of Wednesday's 5.5 temblor was in the popular tourist area of Alishan Township, about 46.5 kilometers east-northeast of the Chiayi County government at a shallow depth of 18.5 kilometers. 

In addition to an intensity level of 5 was felt in Chiayi County, Chiayi City and Yunlin County, while an intensity level of 4 was Changhua County, Nantou County, Taichung City, and Tainan City. An intensity level of 3 was felt in Kaohsiung City, Hualien County, and Penghu County. 

An intensity level of 2 was felt in Taitung County, Miaoli County, PIngtung County, Yilan County, and Hsinchu County. An intensity level of at least 1 was felt in much of the rest of Taiwan.

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