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6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles Taiwan, Collapses Buildings in Middle of the Night

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (TheBlaze/AP) -- A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early Saturday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The quake struck about 4 a.m. local time, or 2000 Friday GMT, about six miles (10 kilometers) underground.

The temblor was located some 22 miles (36 kilometers) southeast of Yujing, according to the survey.

Social media posts showed some of the aftermath of the quake, which included a number of damaged high-rises in the capital city of Taipei, on the opposite side of the island from the quake's origin.

There were no immediate reports of casualties.

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