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The quakes occurred this morning
A magnitude 6 earthquake shook Taiwan, Reuters reported, citing the local meteorological service. There are no data on injured people and material damage.
The quake struck at a depth of 6.8 kilometers, with its epicenter in a sparsely populated area on the east coast of the island. It has been felt all over Taiwan.
The island is located in a seismic area near the border between two tectonic plates, Reuters notes.
A magnitude 6.4 earthquake in southern Taiwan in 2016 killed more than 100 people. A magnitude 7.3 earthquake in the central part of the island claimed more than 2,000 lives in 1999.
A magnitude 5 earthquake shook the coast of Japan in central Japan’s main island of Honshu on Monday, TASS reported, citing the National Weather Service.
The quake struck at a depth of 10 kilometers, with its epicenter in Ishikawa Prefecture.
There are data on at least five apostles. Material damage was also inflicted. No tsunami alert was issued.