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Moderate quake hits Taiwan

2009-08-22 01:17:30 GMT2009-08-22 09:17:30 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

KAOHSIUNG, Aug. 22 (Xinhua) -- A moderate earthquake measuring 5.6 on the Richter scale hit southern Taiwan at 4:57 a.m. Saturday (Beijing time), local meteorological department reported.

The epicenter, at a depth of 50.5 km, is located at 31.6 km west of a seismic station in Fangliao Township, Pingdung, the southern most county in Taiwan.

The tremor could be felt in Pingdung and neighboring Kaohsiung.

No casualty has been reported so far.

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