An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter Scale struck Taiwan on Wednesday.

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Structures shook in Taipei early on Wednesday morning as two earthquakes in rapid succession, the strongest with a magnitude of 6.6, struck southeastern Taiwan, but there derive been no instantaneous experiences of trouble.

The deepest had a depth of 30.6 km (19 miles) and the opposite one changed into once 19.3 km deep. They may perchance well perchance every be felt across Taiwan, with the epicenters in Hualien county – one beautiful offshore – and shut to town of Taitung, the climate bureau acknowledged.

Hualien and Taitung are every mountainous, slightly in moderation populated areas.

Taiwan lies shut to the junction of two tectonic plates and is at possibility of earthquakes.

More than 100 folks derive been killed in a quake in southern Taiwan in 2016, whereas a 7.3 magnitude quake killed bigger than 2,000 folks in 1999.

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