4 dead, 225 injured in 6.4 magnitude earthquake off Taiwanese coast
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4 dead, 225 injured in 6.4 magnitude earthquake off Taiwanese coast

February 7, 2018

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A 6.4 magnitude earthquake occurred off the east coast of Taiwan on Tuesday at approximately 11:50 p.m. local time, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Four people are dead and 225 injured, according to local police. The epicentre of the earthquake was approximately 21 kilometers (about 13 miles) north-northeast of Hualien City, in the East China Sea.

Four buildings collapsed, according to Taiwan’s National Fire Agency, and two bridges have been damaged, according to Jeff Lin with the Hualien Police Department. On Twitter, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said “Armed forces & government agencies are responding. Relief measures are underway.”

Other earthquakes have taken place in the area in the last week and three aftershocks over magnitude 5.0 followed Tuesday’s quake.

Sources: CNN, NPR