Strong Quake Kills 1, Injures 19 in Taiwan

6.1 quake shakes island
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 27, 2013 12:03 AM CDT

(Newser) – A 6.1 magnitude earthquake has struck central Taiwan, killing at least one person and injuring 19 as it damaged buildings on the quake-prone island. Buildings swayed in the capital, Taipei, and sections of the country's high-speed rail service were suspended to be inspected for damage. Emergency officials said a 72-year-old woman became the first known fatality from the quake. She died when a temple wall she was standing next to collapsed and crushed her in the mostly rural county of Nantou, epicenter of a 1999 quake that killed more than 2,500 people. (Read more Taiwan stories.)

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