June 13, 2020 / 8:39 PM / a month ago

Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 strikes Taiwan region - EMSC

(Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 5.6 has struck the Taiwan region early on Sunday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.

The quake was at a depth of 20 km (12.43 miles), EMSC said. It was revised from its initial measurement of magnitude 6 and depth of 55 km.

Taiwan, a self-ruled island that China considers its own, lies near the junction of two tectonic plates and is prone to earthquakes.

Reporting by Bhargav Acharya in Bengaluru; Editing by Richard Chang

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