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Taiwan Earthquake Today

 Taiwan Earthquake - A solid earthquake struck northeastern Taiwan on Sunday, with residents coverage fierce trembling in the funding Taipei but there were no immediate records of extensive damage.

Taiwan Earthquake Today
Taiwan's main weather bureau said the quake was of size 6.5, the greatest on the island this year, while the US Geological Survey gave a reduced number of 6.2. One of the highest Taiwan earthquake record for this year.

It hit northeastern Yilan region at 1:11 pm (0511 GMT) at a deepness of 67 kilometres (42 miles).

An AFP press reporter that resides in Yilan said the trembling appeared to last about 30 secs.

"The wall surfaces of your home were trembling, both laterally and backwards and forwards, it really felt quite solid," the press reporter said.

There was no damage in his area.

The main quake was complied with by a 5.4-magnitude aftershock and Taipei's MRT city system closed down as a safety measure for a bit under a hr before solution resumed.

Tom Parker, a British illustrator that resides in Taipei, said he was riding the train when the quake hit.

"Very first time I've really felt a quake on the MRT. Such as a tame rollercoaster," he tweeted, including he and various other travelers were informed to sanctuary in position in the terminal.

Many others reported the tremor on social media.

"I was scared to fatality, I shouted in my room," Twitter and google user Yu Ting composed.

"This Taiwan is truly big, glass has ruined in my living-room."

Some supermarket reported food and various other products were tossed from racks by the trembling.

Authorities said they didn't anticipate extensive damage because the quake wasn't a superficial one.

"The general public do not need to be too worried," said Chen Kuo-chang,


of the main weather bureau's seismological centre.

"The quake is deep and its strength isn't as big... it could have triggered unforeseeable damage if it were a superficial one," he included.

Taiwan's emergency situation procedures centre reported one injury, a lady hit by dropping rocks. Her friends were bring her down a hill in eastern Hualien region.

Taiwan is regularly hit by quakes as the island exists close to the joint of 2 tectonic layers.

Some quakes of this size can show fatal, although a lot depends on where the quake strikes and at what deepness.

Hualien, a beautiful tourist hotspot, was struck by a 6.4-magnitude Taiwan in 2018 that eliminated 17 individuals and injured nearly 300.

In September 1999, a 7.6-magnitude quake eliminated about 2,400 individuals in the most dangerous all-natural catastrophe in the island's background.

However, a 6.2-magnitude Taiwan earthquake in December 2020 in Yilan with no significant damage or injuries reported.