18 September 2022

6.9-Magnitude Quake Hits Eastern Taiwan

International and Arabic
  • Earthquake

Beijing September 18 (QNA) - A 6.9-magnitude earthquake hits eastern Taiwan's Hualien County.
According to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC), the quake occurred at a depth of 10 kilometers underground.
So far, there have been no reports of human or material losses due to the earthquake.
As of this morning, Taiwan experienced about 50 aftershocks, a day after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake.
These earthquakes led to the collapse of walls, power outages, water pipes, roof collapses, etc. While the damaged railways resumed their normal work.
It is noteworthy that the earthquake, which measured 6.5 degrees last night, is the strongest earthquake located in the epicenter area over the past 49 years, as it struck at a not great depth from the surface of the earth, and thus people felt it all over the island.
More than 100 people died in an earthquake in southern Taiwan in 2016, while a 7.3-magnitude earthquake claimed more than 2,000 lives in 1999. (QNA)

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General, Asian countries, China
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