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1 dead in Taiwan from fire sparked by quake off south Japan

House fire sparked by undersea earthquake between Taiwan and Japan kills 1 in Taiwan's capital
The Associated Press

TAIPEI, Taiwan - A strong undersea earthquake struck between Taiwan and southern Japan on Monday, sparking a house fire that killed a person outside of Taiwan's capital and causing Japanese authorities to evacuate some schoolchildren as a tsunami precaution.

The quake triggered an advisory for a tsunami of up to 1 metre (3 feet) in Japan that was lifted after just over an hour. It caused buildings in the Taiwanese capital of Taipei to sway, and people there rushed into the streets.

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