Four killed in Taiwan earthquake

0 Comment(s)Print E-mail, February 7, 2018
Adjust font size:

Four people were killed and 225 were injured as of 10:40 am Wednesday after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan.

Photo taken Feb 7, 2018 shows a damaged building after a magnitude 6.5 earthquake hit Hualien county, Taiwan province, on Feb 6, 2018. [Photo provided by Taoyuan Fire Department]

A total of 236 people have been rescued but there are still 148 people missing with 143 trapped in Yun Men Tusi Ti building, according to the local disaster relief administration. According to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC), the earthquake jolted waters near Hualien at 11:50 pm Tuesday.

The epicenter was monitored at 24.13 degrees north latitude and 121.71 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 11 kilometers, said CENC.

The earthquake was followed by a series of aftershocks including several measuring over 5.0 magnitude.

Since Feb 4, more than 100 earthquakes have jolted the area. Taiwan's earthquake experts said more quakes might happen in the coming weeks.

Follow on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.
ChinaNews App Download
Print E-mail Bookmark and Share

Go to Forum >>0 Comment(s)

No comments.

Add your comments...

  • User Name Required
  • Your Comment
  • Enter the words you see:    
    Racist, abusive and off-topic comments may be removed by the moderator.
Send your storiesGet more from