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A 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Taiwan on Monday afternoon, according to the U.S. Geological Survey, with buildings in capital Taipei sent swaying.

The offshore quake hit just before 2:30 p.m. at a depth of 27 kilometers (17 miles), about 70 km southwest of Okinawa's Yonakuni Island, not far from Taiwan, according to the USGS report.

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