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Magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes off east Taiwan - USGS

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TAIPEI (Reuters) – An earthquake of magnitude 5.3 struck off Taiwan on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said, shaking buildings in the capital, Taipei, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.

The quake struck a depth of 19.8 km (12 miles) about 92 km (57 miles) east of Hualien county, which is on the east coast of the island.

(Reporting by Jess Macy Yu; Additional reporting by Clarence Fernandez in SINGAPORE; Editing by Robert Birsel)

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