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5.1-magnitude earthquake jolts Taiwan

Updated: 12 19 , 2016 13:36
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BEIJING, Dec. 15 -- A 5.1-magnitude earthquake occurred in the sea off Taiwan's Taitung County at 10:14 p.m. Thursday (Beijing Time), the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) reported.

The epicenter was 22.86 degrees north latitude and 121.26 degrees east longitude, with a depth of five kilometers.

A CENC preliminary report put the earthquake at 5.0 on the Richter scale.

Reports of damage and casualties are not immediately available.

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