A 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck northeastern Taiwan on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.
The quake hit at a depth of about 10 kilometers (6 miles), the USGS said.
Its epicenter was 36 kilometers north-northwest of the city of Hualian, according to the USGS.
Now, the VOA Special English program WORDS AND THEIR STORIES.
Some unusual words describe how a person spends his or her time. For example, someone who likes to spend a lot of time sitting or lying down while watching television is sometimes called a couch potato. A couch is a piece of
Robert Armstrong, an artist from California, developed the term couch potato in nineteen seventy-six. Several years later, he listed the term as a trademark with the United States government. Mister Armstrong also helped write a funny book
Couch potatoes enjoy watching television just as mouse potatoes enjoy working on computers. A computer mouse is the device that moves the pointer, or cursor, on a computer screen. The description of