Our website uses cookies to improve and personalise your experience and to display advertisements(if any). Our website may also include third-party cookies like Google Adsense, Google Analytics, and Youtube. By using the website, you consent to the use of cookies. We have updated our Privacy Policy. Please click on the button to check our Privacy Policy.

Strong earthquake hits southeastern Taiwan, building collapses

Strong earthquake hits southeastern Taiwan, building collapses

BEN BLANCHARD and YIMOU LEE A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the sparsely populated southeastern part of Taiwan on Sunday, the island's weather bureau said, derailing train carriages, causing a convenience store to collapse and trapping hundreds on mountain roads. The weather bureau said the epicentre was in Taitung county and followed a 6.4 magnitude temblor on Saturday evening in the same area, which caused no casualties. The U.S. Geological Survey measured Sunday's quake at a magnitude of 7.2 and at a depth of 10 km (six miles). Taiwan's fire department said all four people were rescued from a building housing…
Read More