6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Hualien in Taiwan

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One of the Damaged buliding in earthquake Source: Sky news

Taiwan’s east coast Hualien has been struck by 6.4 earthquakes on Tuesday in which 4 people are officially dead and 225 are injured.

Four buildings have been devastated by earthquake including international hotel to cave in which has tilted dangerously, The Telegraph reported.

The Taiwanese media reported that a separate hotel known as the Beautiful Life Hotel was tilting and a road near the hotel that fractured into several parts.

The number of casualties is assumed to go up, the rescue team has been trying hard to find out people from the rubble, 150 people are missing.

Source: Sky news

On February 6, 2016, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 struck 28 km northeast of Pingtung city in southern Taiwan, killing 117 people and injuring more than 550 people.

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s office said in a statement,

“The president has asked the cabinet and related ministries to immediately launch the ‘disaster mechanism’ and to work at the fastest rate on disaster relief work,”

Taiwan is located in the Ring of Fire, an area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean, which is vulnerable to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

 

The island’s worst tremor in recent decades was a 7.6 magnitude quake in September 1999, which killed about 2,400 people as mentioned in Sky news.

(Inputs from ANI)

 

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