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Taiwan has been hit with 6.5 magnitude earthquake in the early hours of Sunday

Buildings in the Taiwanese capital city, Taipei shook in horror as earthquake of magnitude 6.5 struck the north-eastern part of the country. The Taiwan earthquake occurred in the early hours of Sunday, October 24.

According to authorities, there were no reports of damages or loss of human lives in the Sunday earthquake

It had a depth of 66.8 km (41.5 miles), and could be felt across the northern, eastern and western parts of Taiwan, with the epicentre in Yilan county, the Taiwanese weather bureau said on Sunday.

The Taipei metro was briefly closed for checks, but re-opened shortly afterwards.

The state-run power operator said the grid was operating as normal, while the railway administration said it was carrying out track inspections.

“Personnel at certain TSMC fabs in north Taiwan evacuated during the earthquake as per company procedure, and all safety systems functioned normally,” it said in a brief statement.

Taiwan lies near the junction of two tectonic plates and is prone to earthquakes.

A German journalist who reports on Taiwan for a Germany-based news media, Klaus Bardenhagen, shares a photo of the little damage the earthquake caused to his glossary store, saying he hopes today’s occurrence is the worst.

“What the #Taiwan #earthquake did to my local 7-Eleven in Taipei. Let’s hope that’s the worst that happened and everyone is okay,” the journalist wrote in a tweet sighted by GhanaVanguard.com.

Another twitter user describes the earthquake as the strongest he has ever witnessed in the country.

“I think this was the strongest earthquake that I have experienced here in Taiwan. #Taiwan #earthquake,” P Fomich says in a tweet.

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