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News Release

Magnitude 6.3 TAIWAN REGION
Monday, November 08, 2004 at 15:55:01 UTC

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver

The following is a revised REPEAT revised release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: A strong earthquake occurred 150 km (95 miles) SE of T'AI-PEI, Taiwan at 8:55 AM MST, Nov 8, 2004 (11:55 PM local time in Taiwan). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. There have been no reports of damage.

Felt on Taiwan. Rock slides at I-lan. Recorded (4 TAP) in I-lan; (3 TAP) in Chang-hua, Hua-lien, Hsin-chu, Miao-li, Nan-t'ou, T'ai-pei and T'ao-yuan; (2 TAP) in Chia-i, T'ai-chung, T'ai-nan, T'ai- tung and Yun-lin Counties. Also recorded (2 JMA) on Iriomote-jima, Ishigaki-jima and Yonaguni-jima; (1 JMA) on Tarama-shima, Ryukyu Islands.


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