2 dead after 6.4 magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan

Updated:10 months, 1 week ago IST

Hualien (Taiwan), Feb 07 (ANI): At least two people died after an earthquake measuring 6.4 on Richter Scale, struck near the coastal city of Hualien in Taiwan. Several buildings collapsed in the incident. The quake struck about 22 km Northeast of Hualien shortly before midnight, and the epicentre was very shallow at just 1km, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said. A number of aftershocks hit the area, but there was no word of any tsunami warning. Hualien is a popular tourist destination. Among the buildings toppled in the quake was the Marshal Hotel, where three people were trapped inside.

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