Magnitude-6.8 earthquake off Taiwan sparks house fire and fatalityUPDATE – A strong undersea earthquake that struck between Taiwan and southern Japan on Monday sparked a house fire that resulted in a fatality outside of Taiwan’s capital, authorities said. The quake triggered an advisory for a tsunami of up to 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. A person was killed in a house fire in the Taipei suburb of Xinzhuang that was sparked by the explosion of an electricity transformer box due to the quake, Taiwan’s fire and rescue agency said in a statement, without providing any further details. Taiwan’s official Central News Agency gave the age of the deceased as 84, but offered no other details. One other person was injured in the fire, the government said. Footage from Taiwanese television broadcaster TBS showed signs and lights swinging from the ceiling of a newsroom in Taipei. Fire crews sealed off a multi-level parking lot in central Taipei after the mechanical parking tower failed, damaging 11 cars. The Japan Meteorological Agency said the magnitude-6.8 quake’s epicenter was at a shallow point in seas east of Taiwan and south of Okinawa, near the Yonaguni islands. It said no tsunami was detected. FULL REPORT