earthquake hit Taiwan

earthquake hit Taiwan

TAINAN, TAIWAN - FEBRUARY 06: Rescue personnel search for survivors at the site of a collapsed building on February 6, 2016 in Tainan, Taiwan. A magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit southern Taiwan early Saturday, toppling several buildings and killing at least two people in Tainan, according to local news reports. (Photo by Ashley Pon/Getty Images)

Earthquake hit Taiwan
Magnitude 6.4 earthquake

At least two people are dead and 198 injured in the 6.4 earthquake that struck off the east coast of Taiwan just before midnight Tuesday, said Jeff Lin with the Hualien Police Department.

The quake was centered in the East China Sea about 21 kilometers north-northeast of Hualien City. Light shaking was felt in the capital of Taipei, about 120 kilometers north of Hualien City, according to reports sent to the USGS.
Three buildings have collapsed, including the Marshal Hotel in Hualien City. Lin described the other two collapsed buildings as “city department buildings.”
The injured are mainly from the Marshal Hotel, and a few of the injured are from the department buildings. Officials had no numbers for missing people. In addition, two bridges in the area were damaged and have been closed, Lin said.


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