A magnitude-6.four earthquake struck Tuesday close to the coast of Taiwan, and folks could also be trapped inside a constructing.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck late Tuesday about 13 miles northeast of Hualien, on the island’s east coast.
Taiwan’s official Central Information Company reported that the bottom flooring of the Marshal Lodge, a constructing in Hualien district, had caved in and folks had been believed to be trapped inside. The company posted images exhibiting a street fractured in a number of components.
Taiwanese media reported that apart from the collapse on the bottom flooring of the Marshal Lodge, a separate resort often known as the Lovely Life Lodge, is tilting.
Tuesday evening’s quake follows one over the weekend off the coast of Hualien on the east of Taiwan, which lies alongside the famed “Pacific Rim of Fireplace” identified for seismic exercise from Alaska to Southeast Asia.
The company quoted a spokesman of Taiwan’s Govt Yuan, the governing cupboard’s workplace, as saying that search groups from different areas had been headed to Hualien.
The preliminary info suggests the quake was about 6 miles deep.