6.1 quake causes light damage in Taiwan capital, east coast

  TAIPEI, Taiwan - A strong earthquake rattled eastern Taiwan early Thursday afternoon, causing scattered light damage in the capital and the eastern coast region.   The 6.1 magnitude quake was centered northwest of the city of Hualien and almost 19 kilometers (12 miles) deep, Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau said.   Water pipes at the city's train station burst and rail traffic was briefly suspended.   Schools along the east coast were evacuated, with students holding their backpacks over their heads for protection.   TV footage showed at least one landslide in a lightly populated area.   Two hikers in the famed Taroko Gorge ...Keep on reading: 6.1 quake causes light damage in Taiwan capital, east coast

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