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Strong Earthquake Hits Seas off Taiwan
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An earthquake measuring 6.5 on the Richter scale occurred over the seas east of China's Taiwan at 01:53 AM Friday (1753 GMT Saturday), according to a bulletin released by the Hong Kong Observatory.

The epicenter was initially determined to be 24.3 degrees north latitude and 122.3 degrees east longitude, about 55 km east of Su-ao.

There was no immediate report of casualties or damages.

The Beijing-based China Seismological Station also released a bulletin two hours after the quake, and measured it at 6.3 on the Richter scale.

(Xinhua News Agency September 7, 2007)

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