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September 5, 1996
Rebecca Phipps 703-648-4460 usgsnews@usgs.gov

Taiwan Earthquake

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A preliminary magnitude 6.6 earthquake occurred on Taiwan, Thurs., Sept. 5, 1996, at 7:42 p.m. EDT (7:42 a.m., Sept. 6, local time on Taiwan).

The earthquake occurred about 50 miles southeast of Tai-Tung, a city on Tiawan.


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