Seven killed, 260 injured in Taiwan quake

09 February 2018, 03:24 | Isaac Mcdaniel

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Taiwan Earthquake: 6.5 magnitude tremors kill 2, over 100 injured

Japan was among the first to offer assistance and support after the magnitude 6.4 quake struck 21km (13 miles) northeast of coastal tourist city Hualien just before midnight on Tuesday.

Bridges and some highways were closed pending inspections.

The natural disaster comes exactly two years since the deadly quake of the same magnitude that killed more than 100 people in the city of Tainan.

Other buildings slanted at alarming degrees and rescuers used ladders, ropes and cranes to move residents to safety.

Rescuers fear dozens of people are stuck in collapsed buildings. No one is any longer believed trapped above the second floor, he said. Seven had been staying at a bed-and-breakfast called the Beauty Inn inside the building. She said quakes are so frightening that she can not go home.

Rescuers on Thursday also found the body of an employee of the Beautiful Stay motel in a first floor room that was crushed when the building listed, the centre said.

One of her neighbors is missing, she said early Thursday.

At least two people died in the city's Marshal Hotel when the building's bottom floors collapsed. The other didn't survive.

The Red Cross Society of China has chose to provide 1 million yuan (158,270 USA dollars) for rescue operations, saying that it is ready to send rescue teams to Taiwan. The son survived the quake with light injuries.

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Nine Japanese were injured and taken to the hospital, authorities said, but they have all been released. Six mainland Chinese were also injured, the Chinese Communist Party-run People's Daily reported.

The confirmed death toll has climbed to six in a strong natural disaster that hit near Taiwan's east coast.

Residents at temporary shelters set up in Hualien City described the terror of the powerful quake and their immediate worry for loved ones.

Some 1,900 households lost power in the wake of Tuesday's quake, but most had it restored by Wednesday morning, according to the Central Emergency Operation Center.

The coastal city was hit on Tuesday by a magnitude 6.4 quake just before midnight that injured 270 people.

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen viewed the search effort.

Taiwan is located within the so-called "Pacific Ring of Fire", an area known for its intense seismic activity. The island sits near a junction of two tectonic plates and is regularly hit by earthquakes.

More than 100 people were killed in a quake in southern Taiwan in 2016, and some Taiwanese remain scarred by a 7.6 magnitude quake that was felt across the island and killed more than 2,000 people in 1999.



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