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6.1 earthquake jolts Taiwan, kills one

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A strong earthquake struck central Taiwan Wednesday, killing one person and causing minor damage to buildings throughout the island. 

The magnitude-6.1 quake, which occurred at 10:03 am local time (0203 GMT), was centred in Nantou county at a depth of 15.4 kilometres, the Central Weather Bureau said.

A 72-year-old woman was killed near the epicentre when a temple wall collapsed and crushed her. The quake also injured 19 people, according to the National Fire Agency.

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