6.2 magnitude earthquake struck off east coast of Taiwan

Taiwan.- A 6.2 magnitude earthquake shook Taiwan this Monday, shaking buildings in the capital and in much of the north of the island. There were no immediate reports of serious damage or injury.

The United States Geological Survey (USGS by its initials in English) indicated that the earthquake epicenter had a depth of 28.7 kilometers (18 miles) under the ocean in the east of the city of Hualien, on the east coast of the island.

Some walls cracked as office buildings shook in the capital, Taipei. The lights were shaken and some objects fell to the ground.

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According to him USGS, Economic losses are anticipated to be low despite the strong shake.

6.5 earthquake in Taiwan

It should be remembered that, just two months ago, an earthquake magnitude 6.5 surprised the residents this Sunday in Taiwan, which caused the fall of rocks that injured a woman and damaged a car, however, so far no deaths have been reported, authorities reported.

Earthquake magnitude 6.5 occurred at 1:11 p.m. and was centered near Yilan, a city about 35 kilometers (22 miles) east of Taipei near the northeast coast, according to the Central Meteorological Office. It was followed seconds later by a 5.4 magnitude earthquake.

Taipei buildings swayed. The metro and some other public transport services were suspended.

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A woman was injured by falling rocks in the Taroko National Park in Hualien County, south of Yilan, the Central News Agency reported. He said a car on a highway was also damaged by falling rocks, but no one was injured.


This is how today’s earthquake was experienced in China