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Woman hurt as Taiwan is rocked by 6.5-magnitude earthquake

The quake made buildings sway in the country’s capital, Taipei.

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A woman was hurt after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Taiwanese capital of Taipei (EBC via AP)

A woman was hurt after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Taiwanese capital of Taipei (EBC via AP)

A woman was hurt after a 6.5 magnitude earthquake struck the Taiwanese capital of Taipei (EBC via AP)

An earthquake shook Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, on Sunday and caused falling rocks that injured a woman and damaged a car. No deaths were reported.

The 6.5-magnitude quake struck at 1:11pm (5.11am GMT) and was centred near Yilan, a city about 22 miles east of Taipei near the north-eastern coast, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

It was followed seconds later by a 5.4-magnitude quake.

Buildings in Taipei swayed. The subway and some other mass transit services were suspended.

A woman was injured by falling rocks in Taroko National Park in Hualien County, south of Yilan, the Central News Agency reported.

It said one car on a highway was damaged also by falling rocks but no one was injured.

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