6.4 Earthquake kills two people and injures 200 people in Taiwan

By Walid Shoebat

A 6.4 earthquake in Taiwan killed two people and injured 200 people. This horrific event has been captured in several videos:

According to the US Geological Service, the epicenter of the quake was 10km deep, some 22km east-northeast of Hualien City. The earthquake struck at 11:50 PM local time and then what followed were a number of aftershocks.

According to RT:

At least five buildings collapsed, China Global Television Network (CGTN) reported. “Two people were unfortunately killed,” Taiwan’s Premier William Lai told an emergency government meeting.

 

At 3:00 AM, the Central Disaster Response Center reported that two people were killed and 202 people injured in Hualien City. On Kwong Shing Street several buildings were damaged. According to RT:

Another hotel on Yongxing Road also tilted as a result of the quake. It is believed everybody made it out safely. The Hualien Armed Forces General Hospital, which is located next to the hotel, has also reportedly been damaged. Two bridges in Hualien City have been sealed off following damage, including the Qixingtian Bridge, Taiwan News reported. Floods in all parts of the city are also reported as a result of several burst water pipes. It is also being reported that around 1,900 households have been left without electricity. Shelters have been set up to care for those in need. Rescue work continues throughout Hualien city.

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