Strong quake sways buildings in Taiwan, kills 1

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Associated Press

Posted on March 27, 2013 at 6:30 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 27 at 6:34 AM

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — One person is dead and 19 others have been hurt in an earthquake that struck central Taiwan.

The quake damaged buildings on the island. In the capital, Taipei, buildings swayed. And parts of Taiwan's high-speed rail line were suspended from service to be inspected for damage.

Emergency officials say a 72-year-old woman died when a temple wall collapsed.

Earthquakes frequently rattle Taiwan, but most are minor and cause little or no damage.

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054-c-09-(Peter Enav, AP correspondent)-"people in 1999"-AP correspondent Peter Enav reports that while this quake didn't seem to do much damage, others in the past have been quite devastating. (27 Mar 2013)

<<CUT *054 (03/27/13)>> 00:09 "people in 1999"

053-c-16-(Peter Enav (AY'-nahv), AP correspondent)-"very orderly fashion"-AP correspondent Peter Enav reports the quake was felt strongly in Taipei. (27 Mar 2013)

<<CUT *053 (03/27/13)>> 00:16 "very orderly fashion"

APPHOTO TPE801: A large crack lines the entire exterior wall of a building in Taichung, central Taiwan, Wednesday, March 27, 2013, following a strong earthquake early in the day. The 6.1 quake struck central Taiwan on Wednesday, killing at least one person and injuring 19 as it damaged buildings on the quake-prone island. (AP Photo) TAIWAN OUT (27 Mar 2013)

<<APPHOTO TPE801 (03/27/13)>>

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