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BREAKING NEWS: Massive Earthquake Strikes Taiwan Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Wed, Mar 3, 2010, 05:54 PM

A 6.4 earthquake has just struck the island of Taiwan. The news is just starting to break that a massive earthquake has rattled Taiwan.

Here's a link to a website to the USGS website, which first reported on the earthquake. You can link here:

UPDATE: The epicenter of the earthquake struck Kaoshiung County in Southern Taiwan. The town most affected by the earthquake was Jiashian. Contrary to previous reports, sources from Taiwan have informed the Dallas Blog that some infrastructure damage and injuries have already been reported. High-speed rail services have been suspended and power outages have occured.

According to eyewitness accounts, some heavy equipment, possibly (75) tanks, have started to roll into the town of Jiashian. Eyewitnesses could not determine if the so-called heavy equipment originated from the Taipei or Beijing government. It was later confirmed by the Tapei Defense Ministry that the heavy equipment was deployed by the Taipei government.

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written by furrpiece , March 04, 2010

Count on China to show up with way too much "aid", and retake the island.


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written by sixx , March 04, 2010

R 032022Z MAR 10 1st Marine Aircraft Wing
Marine Forces Pacific
UNIT 37101
FPO AP 96603-7101
Commercial: 011-81-611-
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1st Marine Aircraft Wing
Marine Forces Pacific
UNIT 37101
FPO AP 96603-7101
Commercial: 011-81-611-
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsww/Quakes/quakes_all.html
Update time = Thu Mar 4 0:30:25 UTC 2010


MAG UTC DATE-TIME
y/m/d h:m:s LAT
deg LON
deg DEPTH
km Region
MAP 6.4 2010/03/04 00:18:53 22.900 120.909 35.0 TAIWAN

I will give you the official press release soon. You are the first with story. AP doesn't have it. Want a job?

Colonel D.X. "SIXX" Prince
USMC




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written by Tom McGregor , March 04, 2010

SIXX: Thanks for the compliment. I look forward to receiving the press release.


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written by furrpiece , March 04, 2010

Tom, I'm always amazed how well you are on top of things.

This one was really great work!



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written by George , March 04, 2010

64 people are reported to be injured


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written by CarlosZaldivar , March 04, 2010

All prayers go to the Taiwanese island!.. Great job Tom!..



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