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An earthquake hit Taiwan in the early hours of this morning (GMT, that is - it was 11am in Taiwan), knocking down Web sites and disrupting Internet traffic to the country.

The quake - 6.2 on the Richter scale - struck Taipei just a few days after the world's third biggest IT show Computex had ended. Aside from the collapse of Web sites and disruption in Internet connections to Asia, we don't currently have any more details of damage or injury to people.

The Web sites are now back up and it would seem that no main cables have been broken.

The last big Taiwan earthquake we can think of was this time last year when Mike Magee was there to witness it. Two people died in the 6.7 quake. Taiwan has a massive history of earthquakes and most of them tend to be pretty big. There were other large ones in May last year and three between September and November in 1999. ®

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