(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
As of Sunday morning, 47 tremors have jolted Taiwan subsequent
to a 6.5-magnitude earthquake that hit the eastern county of
Taitung at 9:41 p.m. Saturday, including a 5.3-magnitude one at
10:35 p.m., said the island's meteorological agency, Trend reports citing Xinhua .
The tremors led to some mishaps such as wall collapse, power
failure, water pipes bursts, and celling collapse, among others.
The affected railway sections have resumed normal operation. No
casualties or severe disasters have been reported so far.
The meteorological agency said the 6.5-magnitude quake is the
strongest one occurring in the epicenter area over the past 49
years, which was at a shallow depth on land and was thus felt
across the island.
According to the China Earthquake Networks Center, the epicenter
was monitored at 23.05 degrees north latitude and 121.21 degrees
east longitude, at a depth of 10 km.
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