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Video: Taiwan earthquake terrifies cats

Taipei: A videos of cats being horrified by the earthquake in Taiwan has gone viral on the Internet.

The video was all over the social media websites as the World Celebrated International Cat Day.

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake killed one woman and caused power outages.

Tremors were felt across the island and high-rises in Taipei swayed as the quake struck off the northeastern coast at dawn, waking sleeping residents.
A 60-year-old woman was killed outside the capital after a closet fell on her during the quake, the National Fire Agency said.

More than 10,000 houses around the greater Taipei area and neighbouring Yilan lost power, while rail authorities suspended some train services in Yilan affecting thousands of passengers.

Taiwan was already on alert for typhoon Lekima, which is gaining momentum and is expected to buffet the island with powerful winds and heavy rains through to Friday. AFP/Wed Desk

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