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Taipei: Two earthquakes shake parts of Taiwan; no injuries yet

Devdiscourse News Desk | Taipei | Updated: 15-02-2020 20:40 IST | Created: 15-02-2020 16:41 IST
Taipei: Two earthquakes shake parts of Taiwan; no injuries yet
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An earthquake was reportedly felt in Taiwan's Taipei on Saturday, according to real-time earthquake info provider EMSC. Soon after the update by EMSC about the tremor, Twitter was flooded by tweets about the earthquake.

Update 1: The preliminary magnitude of the earthquake in Taiwan is reportedly 5.3, according to EMSC.

Update 2: The earthquake was followed by another earthquake of magnitude 5.7.

Earthquakes in eastern Taiwan on Saturday evening were a "normal release" of energy and is a positive development, local media said quoting a Central Weather Bureau (CWB) official.

No damage or injuries were reported. State-owned power supplier Taiwan Power Co. (Taipower) said all reactors at its nuclear plants and power generators at coal-fired and hydropower plants around the island are operating within normal parameters.

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