6.5-magnitude Quake Hits Taiwan
   2013-03-27 14:00:16    Xinhua      Web Editor: Zhang Zhang

Children at a local kindergarten were evacuated to safety after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake jolted the Nantou County of Taiwan at 10:03 a.m. Wednesday, March 27, 2013. [Photo: weibo.com]

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake has jolted the Nantou County of Taiwan at 10:03 a.m. Wednesday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center.

The epicenter, with a depth of 8 km, was monitored at about 24.0 degrees north latitude and 121.0 degrees east longitude, the center said in a statement.

Local earthquake authority in Taiwan put the quake at 6.1 magnitude.

Residents in Taipei felt a strong tremor.

According to local TV station reports, many people were injured in Nantou by falling ceilings and Taiwan's railway and metro networks were temporarily suspended after the quake for safety checks.

Taipei's metro system has resumed service at 10:15 a.m. and by 10:45 a.m., inspectors have found no damage on railway network in the quake-affected area, a local railway official said, adding that trains would run at a lower speed after operation resumed.

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