Earthquake kills 1 in Taiwan

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    Strong earthquake jolts Taiwan

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  • The quake rattles buildings in central Taipei
  • Panicked residents run to the streets
  • Its epicenter was near Jenai town in Nantou county

A 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan on Sunday, killing at least one and sending panicked residents dashing to the streets.

The quake rattled buildings in central Taipei. Its epicenter was near Jenai town in Nantou county.

Local hospital officials reported one death.

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The quake was 20 km deep (12.4 miles), and hit 728 km (452 miles) east northeast of Hong Kong.

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