One reported injured in Taiwan quake

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March 4, 2010 05:08

 
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A powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked southern Taiwan overnight Wednesday causing buildings to sway as far as hundreds of kilometers to the north. Local news reports said at least one person was injured.

The quake was centered in the county of Kaohsiung, and struck at a depth of about 5 km. Kaohsiung is about 400 km south of the capital Taipei.

Residents in Taipei could feel buildings shake, and the quake caused power outages. The island's high-speed rail service was suspended, Taiwan's cable news stations reported.

No tsunami alert was issued.

A Kaohsiung official told the CTI news station some temporary shelter housing shelters, erected in the wake of a devastating typhoon last summer, collapsed as a result of the quake.

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