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Death toll in Taiwan earthquake rises to seven

# At least seven people were killed and more than 700 injured by a 7.4-magnitude earthquake in Taiwan today. Officials said the quake was the strongest to shake the island in decades, and warned of more tremors in the days ahead. Strict building regulations and widespread public disaster awareness appear to have staved off a major catastrophe for the earthquake-prone island, which lies near the junction of two tectonic plates. The quake was the strongest since a 7.6-magnitude struck in September 1999, killing around 2-thousand-400 people.