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Magnitude 6.2 TAIWAN REGION

Thursday, September 06, 2007 at 17:51:26 UTC

News Release

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred about 50 km (30 miles) ESE of Su-ao or about 110 km (70 miles) SE of T'AI-PEI, Taiwan at 11:51 AM MDT, Sep 6, 2007 (Sep 07 at 1:51 AM local time in Taiwan). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. Felt throughout Taiwan.

One building damaged at Lo-tung. Felt at Hua-lien, I-lan and T'ai-tung. Recorded (5 TAP) in Hua- lien, T'ai-tung and I-lan; (4 TAP) in Chang-hua, Nan-t'ou and T'ai-chung; (3 TAP) in Chia-i, Hsin- chu, Kao-hsiung, Miao-i, T'ai-pei, T'ao-yuan and Yun-lin; (2 TAP) in Peng-hu, P'ing-tung and T'ai- nan; (1 TAP) in Lien-chiang Counties. Recorded (3 JMA) on Yonaguni-jima; (2 JMA) on Iriomote-jima and Ishigaki-jima; (1 JMA) on Miyako-jima and Tarama-shima.

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

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