Taiwan rattled by 6.1 magnitude quake

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Buildings have shaken in Taipei as a 6.1 magnitude earthquake struck off Taiwan's eastern coast, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

Monday's quake had a depth of 27.5km with its epicentre off Taiwan's east coast, roughly halfway between the coast of Hualien county and the southern Japanese island of Yonaguni, the weather bureau said.

The quake could be felt across Taiwan, it added.

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

More than 100 people were killed in a quake in southern Taiwan in 2016, while a 7.3 magnitude quake killed more than 2000 people in 1999.

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