6.4 Quake Rocks Taiwan
12 injured in Kaohsiung quake
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2010 2:04 AM CST
Evacuated students sit outside in their playground protecting their heads after a strong earthquake shook southern Taiwan this morning.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – A strong earthquake jolted southern Taiwan this morning, causing widespread damage, at least a dozen injuries, and serious disruption to transportation and communications. The 6.4 quake was the largest to hit the Kaohsiung region in over a century, AP reports. At least 15 aftershocks followed within hours. Experts say the quake wasn't geologically related to the massive quake that hit Chile over the weekend.