Two killed, over 100 injured in Taiwan earthquake

Updated 2018-02-07 10:45:02 Xinhua

Photo taken on Feb. 7, 2018 shows the street scene after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake near Hualien County, southeast China's Taiwan. Two people were killed and more than 100 injured in a 6.5-magnitude earthquake which jolted waters near Taiwan's Hualien County at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday. (Xinhua)

Two people were killed and more than 100 injured in a 6.5-magnitude earthquake which jolted waters near Taiwan's Hualien County at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday.

According to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC), the epicenter was monitored at 24.13 degrees north latitude and 121.71 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 11 kilometers.

The earthquake was felt across Taiwan, and some buildings and roads in Hualien, in eastern Taiwan, were damaged.

The quake caused the Marshal Hotel in Hualien to cave in. Three people were trapped in the building.

The highway from Suao to Hualien was temporarily closed.

Since Feb. 4, about 100 sensible earthquakes have jolted the area. Taiwan's earthquake experts said more quakes might happen in the coming weeks.

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