No damages reported as double earthquake hits Taiwan

A 5.8 magnitude earthquake quickly followed by another at 6.2 struck eastern Taiwan on Sunday, the island’s weather bureau said, with no reports of damage. The first quake, which shook buildings in the capital Taipei, had a depth of 15 km (9.3 miles) with its epicentre in Hualien county on Taiwan’s sparsely populated and mountainous… Read More No damages reported as double earthquake hits Taiwan

Buildings shake as magnitude-5.7 earthquake hits northeastern Taiwan

Buildings shook briefly in Taipei on Saturday as a deep, 5.7 magnitude earthquake struck off the northeastern coast of Taiwan, but there were no reports of damage. The quake’s epicentre was just off the coast of Yilan county, at a depth of 72.2 km (44.9 miles), according to the island’s Central Weather Bureau. Taipei’s subway… Read More Buildings shake as magnitude-5.7 earthquake hits northeastern Taiwan

Six dead, scores injured as magnitude-6.4 earthquake hits eastern coast of Taiwan

A magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck the eastern coast of Taiwan leaving six dead and more than 100 injured after buildings were toppled and a hotel collapsed. Premier William Lai said six people had died in the quake in the port city of Hualien and 114 were injured, some seriously. He gave no further details. ​The national… Read More Six dead, scores injured as magnitude-6.4 earthquake hits eastern coast of Taiwan