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Oct 15, 2004

Strong quake rattles Taiwan
A strong, offshore earthquake of magnitude 7.0 has rattled Taiwan, shaking tall buildings in the capital during lunchtime. The quake -- the strongest to hit Taiwan in five years -- had its epicenter under the ocean about 110 kilometers (70 miles) east of Taiwan's east coast harbor town of Su'ao, the Central Weather Bureau said. The quake rocked buildings for about one minute in Taipei. On the city's streets, the quake caused sidewalks to go up and down slightly.
Japan Shaken by Strong Offshore Earthquake
A strong offshore earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 shook southern Japan today. The quake was centred some 55 miles below the ocean floor near Yonaguni Island, which lies between Okinawa and Taiwan, about 1,240 miles south-west of Tokyo, the Meteorological Agency said.