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of the replicas Seismic touched Southeast Taiwan South-East on Monday, including an earthquake of magnitude 5.5 felt in the capital, Taipei, in the aftermath of a powerful earthquake which caused the death of a person and made some 150 wounded.
The last shock took place around 10:00 am local (02:00 GMT) 66 km south of the coastal city of Hualien at a depth of 13 km, according to the American Institute of Geological Studies (USGS).
The Taiwanese meteorological agency noted a magnitude of 5.9, recorded at 5.5 per USGS.
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The south-east of Taiwan, rural and lowly populated, has been affected by a series of tremors since Saturday.
The most powerful, an earthquake of magnitude 6.9, occurred on Sunday afternoon, destroying roads as well as dwellings in the city of Yuli, where at least one person lost their lives.
Four others were rescued after the collapse of a building. According to the authorities, 146 people in total were injured.
Taiwan is the regular theater of earthquakes which, for the most part, cause only minor damage, but the history of the island is punctuated by deadly disasters.
Hualien, a Taiwanese tourist lord, was struck by an earthquake of magnitude 6.4 in 2018 which left 17 dead and injured nearly 300 people.
The deadliest earthquake ever recorded in Taiwan, a magnitude of 7.6, occurred in September 1999 and caused more than 2,400 people.
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