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6.4 magnitude earthquake hits southeast taiwan

6.4 magnitude earthquake strikes southeast Taiwan On Saturday evening and local media reported items falling off store shelves, but there were no immediate casualties.

Taiwan’s Central News Agency said the subway system in the city of Kaohsiung, in the south of the island, had been temporarily suspended. Tremors were also felt in the capital Taipei.

The US Geological Survey measured the initial magnitude of the quake at 6.6. It said it occurred at a depth of 10 km (6.2 mi).

The epicenter of the quake was in Taitung County, a flat-land rice-growing region with a population of about 8,500.

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