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Taipei: Earthquake

Woke up a while this morning with a little trembling. Felt the pictures on the wall move a bit, and 10 seconds later it was back to normal. Didn't think too much of it. Did a search on the quake this morning and this is what I got! Magnitude 6.5 * Thursday, September 06, 2007 at 17:51:27 UTC * Friday, September 07, 2007 at 01:51:27 AM at epicenter Location 24.334°N, 122.324°E Depth 62.9 km (39.1 miles) Region TAIWAN REGION Distances 55 km (35 miles) ESE of Su-ao, Taiwan 85 km (55 miles) ENE of Hua-lien, Taiwan 115 km (70 miles) SE of T'AI-PEI, Taiwan 145 km (90 miles) ESE of Hsin-chu, Taiwan

As in, 6.5 on the richter scale! Local time is 1:51am Friday, since this is probably american time since it came from USGS site. Location seems to be in the ocean to the east of Taiwan as in the map below:

Quake Epicenter

Anyway, it was not as big as the last one I felt some time back. This one lasted really quickly.