THE WORLDPOST
05/03/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Taiwan Earthquake 2010: Strong Quake Rattles Taiwan

A strong Taiwan earthquake was reported Thursday morning, registering at 6.4 according to the USGS.

The earthquake took place in southern Taiwan, 25 miles from T'ai-tung, Taiwan.

The YahooNews Twitter account tweeted about the quake, "rattled morning for our @yahoonews team there."

Reuters says that there are no initial reports of damage.

Taiwan was hit by a 7.6-magnitude earthquake in September 1999 that killed more than 2,000 people.

More from the Associated Press:

TAIPEI, Taiwan — A powerful earthquake has hit southern Taiwan.

The Central Weather Bureau says Thursday's 6.4-magnitude quake was centered in Kaohsiung county at a depth of 3.1 miles (5 kilometers). No injuries have been reported.

Buildings swayed as far north as the capital Taipei where the temblor has caused power outages. Taiwan's cable news station TVBS reports the island's high-speed rail service has been suspended.

Earthquakes frequently rattle Taiwan but most are minor and cause little or no damage.