Feb 26, 2012 1:07 AM by Jacqui Heinrich
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) - A strong earthquake has struck southern Taiwan, causing minor property damage in a mountainous area near the coastal city of Pingtung. There were no immediate reports of casualties.
Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau says the quake struck at 10:35 a.m. (0235 GMT) Sunday, about 19 miles (30 kilometers) from Pingtung. It says the quake had a magnitude of 6.1.
The U.S. Geological Survey put the magnitude at 5.9.
Taiwan television showed pictures of minor damage in the Pingtung area.