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A magnitude 5.5 earthquake hit the Pacific Ocean off the east coast of Taiwan on Sunday, the seismological service of the Chinese island reported.

Tremors were felt in the territory of three counties. The epicenter of the disaster was located 66.5 km from the coastline, and the focus lay at a depth of 55.4 km under the seabed. There were no reports of casualties, damage, or a tsunami threat.

Taiwan, with a population of over 23 million, is located in the Pacific Ocean at the junction of two tectonic plates. The eastern part of the island is considered one of the most seismically dangerous zones in Asia.

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