6.0 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Taiwan

June 10, 2012TAIWAN A strong 6.0-magnitude quake struck off Taiwan early on Sunday, US seismologists said, but no tsunami warning was issued. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake had a depth of 70 kilometers (40 miles) and hit around 5 am (2100 GMT Saturday), some 50 kilometres east of Su-ao in the northeastern Yilan County. Taiwan’s Seismology Centre recorded the quake, which was felt in Taipei and island wide, at 6.5 on the Richter scale. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not issue a warning. The National Fire Agency said there were no reports of damages or injuries. Taiwan lies near the junction of two tectonic plates and is regularly hit by earthquakes. In September 1999, a 7.6-magnitude tremor killed around 2,400 people in the deadliest natural disaster in Taiwan’s recent history. –Bangkok Post
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2 Responses to 6.0 magnitude earthquake strikes off the coast of Taiwan

  1. Patty says:

    These earthquakes and booms and spikes in radiation all over are doing things to people’s minds. The morning of the 9/11 attack, I watched people just do the most stupid things driving to work and several accidents. This last week, I have seen some really stupid accidents as I drive a lot for my work. This week there were four stupid accidents on roads where the conditions were dry, early afternoon (so no glare in eyes), hardly any traffic and yet people were ramming into each other (on 4-lane boulevards and hardly any traffic!). Something’s afoot!


  2. kylie kleeven says:

    Patty, I think you a right. All these events are having an effect on our psyche’s.


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