Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes Taiwan, no immediate damage reported

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In the early hours of Tuesday local time, Taiwan was jolted by a magnitude 6.1 earthquake, as confirmed by the island's Central Weather Administration. The epicenter was located approximately a mile from Shoufeng Township, Hualien County, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). This seismic event marks the latest in a series of tremors that have rattled Taiwan since Monday afternoon.

Fortunately, no tsunami threat was issued by the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center. However, the tremors were felt as far as the capital, Taipei, with reports of buildings swaying. Residents described hearing noises from glass panels and windows.

Preceding this event, a 5.5 magnitude earthquake struck just off the coast. Taiwan has been experiencing numerous aftershocks following a devastating earthquake in Hualien earlier this month, which claimed at least 17 lives and left hundreds injured. The 7.2 magnitude quake on April 3 triggered landslides, blocking roads, and causing extensive damage to buildings in Hualien city.

In response to the latest earthquake, Hualien's fire department dispatched teams to assess any potential damage. Media outlets assured the public that they would continue monitoring the situation and provide updates promptly.

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