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Strong earthquake hits Taiwan, shakes buildings in capital

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A strong earthquake struck eastern Taiwan Thursday, shaking buildings in the capital and across much of the island and sending panicky residents running for shelter. 

Taiwan's chief seismologist Hsiao Wen-Chi points at a chart following an earthquake in Taipei, on October 31, 2013

But initial reports suggested the island escaped with few injuries and little damage.

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