Earthquake of magnitude 6.6 is recorded in Taiwan

A earthquake of 6.6 degrees of magnitude was recorded off the southeast coast of Taiwan This was reported by the United States Geological Survey (USGS). The events were recorded on the morning of this Saturday, September 17, but so far there is no preliminary report of the damage.

According to the authorities, the earthquake had a depth of 10 kilometers and its epicenter was located 91 kilometers from Yujing, in Taitung. The earthquake occurred between 9:41 p.m. and 10:14 p.m. local time.

Authorities reported that no fatalities have been reported so far. However, it was revealed that the telluric movement caused the collapse of some buildings on the island.

Earthquake felt in southeastern Taiwan

Likewise, the earthquake that hit the southeast of Taiwan caused the partial and total collapse of some one-story houses in Hualien County, it also caused rail services interrupted in all the country.

Videos began to circulate on social networks where the intense movement of water is observed in a pool located on the 24th floor of a building in the city of Kaohsiung, while people are heard screaming.

In another recording you can see how tremor was felt from inside a restaurant where you can see how pots and lamps move without control.

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What is an earthquake?

It is a telluric movement of the earth

An earthquake in intense movement on the surface of the Earth. It is caused by movements in the outermost layer of the Earth. Earthquakes are also known as earthquakes or tremors.

The place where an earthquake starts is called the epicenter. The most intense shaking of an earthquake is often felt near the epicenter. However, the vibrations of an earthquake can still be felt and detected hundreds or even thousands of miles from the epicenter, as was the case with the earthquake recorded in Taiwan, whose tremor was felt throughout the island.

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