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10 additional earthquakes strike in Hualien County

TAIPEI--Ten earthquakes measuring between 2.9 and 4.2 on the Ritcher scale rattled Hualien County in Eastern Taiwan early Monday, but there were no reports of casualties or damage, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

The bureau's Seismology Center said the string of tremors were aftershocks of a magnitude-5.4 earthquake that struck the county at 0:15 a.m. on June 15.

The tremor was followed by more than 20 aftershocks later that day, 10-plus quakes in the afternoon of June 17 and 10 more aftershocks between 00:08 a.m. and 4:43 a.m. Monday, the Seismology Center said.

The aftershocks recorded early Monday were all centered in the county's Fengbin and Guangfu townships, at locations 31.9 km to 35.5 km southwest of Hualien County Hall.

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