Earthquake Jolts Eastern Taiwan

An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.8 jolted eastern Taiwan on Saturday, shaking buildings and triggering rock slides. No casualties were reported.

The tremor’s epicenter was in Suao, about 70 miles southeast of Taipei, the Central Weather Bureau said.

The quake, recorded at about 1 a.m., set buildings in motion and caused rockslides along 6-miles of an eastern coastal highway, it said. The full extent of the damage was not immediately known.

The earthquake was followed an hour later by another tremor with a preliminary magnitude of 4.9.

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