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5.6 earthquake strikes northeastern Taiwan

By CNN Staff
March 7, 2013 -- Updated 0411 GMT (1211 HKT)

() -- A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck northeastern Taiwan on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

The quake hit at a depth of about 10 kilometers (6 miles), the USGS said.

Its epicenter was 36 kilometers north-northwest of the city of Hualian, according to the USGS.