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Live updates: 10 killed after M7.3 quake hit China's Taiwan region


 , Updated 22:38, 03-Apr-2024

- 10 people died, and over 900 sustained injuries after a magnitude-7.3 earthquake hit Hualien County in China's Taiwan region on Wednesday morning, local media reported.

- The quake struck the waters off Hualien at 7:58 a.m. at a depth of 12 kilometers, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

- The quake was followed by aftershocks, with CENC reporting two quakes measuring 6 and 5.9, respectively, within around 40 minutes.

- As of 6:01 p.m. on Wednesday, 167 aftershocks have occurred in the Taiwan region, 14 of which measured a magnitude of 5 or above.

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