The quake affected Taiwan, China, Japan and the Philippines

A strong earthquake has shaken Taiwan again. The quake hit the autonomous region of China on Monday (January 3rd) afternoon, Bangladesh time. Its magnitude was 6.2 on the Richter scale.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake’s epicenter was 7 km from Hualien County in Taiwan and the epicenter was 26.8 km deep.

The quake affected Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, as well as mainland China and neighboring Japan and the Philippines.

The quake’s epicenter was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued.

The epicenter was reported below the ground, however; no tsunami alert was issued. He said the tremor lasted for at least 20 seconds and the ground was moving left and right.

Strong earthquakes often occur in Taiwan, located at the junction of two tectonic plates. A magnitude 7.5 earthquake shook northeastern Ilan County last October. Fortunately, there was no damage.

However, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake in Hualien in 2016 killed at least 18 people and injured about 300 others.

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