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Strong Earthquake Rocks Taiwan's Southern Coast
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A strong earthquake measuring 6.0 degrees on the Richter scale struck off Taiwan's southeastern coast Monday, the Hong Kong Observatory said in a bulletin released on Monday night.

The intense earthquake was recorded by the Hong Kong Observatory at about 18:03 (1003 GMT) Monday, according to the bulletin. There was no immediate report of casualty.

The epicenter was initially determined to be at 20.9 degrees north latitude and 119.8 degrees east longitude, about 200 km south-southwest of Kaohsiung City.

(Xinhua News Agency October 10, 2006)

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