Off the coast of Taiwan earthquake of magnitude 5.6

Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 occurred off the West coast of the island of Taiwan, said on Saturday the Central meteorological Bureau of Taiwan.

Tremors recorded in 01.12 local time on Saturday (20.12 MSK Friday) at 11.2 km South-West of Tainan city. Hearth lies at a depth of 18.4 km.

Then at 01.15 03.03 and local time Saturday (20.15 22.03 and Friday GMT) South-West of Tainan city was recorded two aftershocks of magnitude 4.2. Tremors recorded at 23.8 and 32.9 kilometers from Tainan city, respectively. Their focus lies at a depth of 5.5 and 5.4 kilometers.

Four people were injured and more than 50 thousand families were temporarily left without electricity.

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