6.4 magnitude quake topples buildings in Taiwan

6.4 magnitude quake topples buildings in Taiwan
USGS map of the 6.4 magnitude event in Taiwan.

[Ed. – Yikes.  Note: It’s already Saturday in Taiwan.]

An earthquake has toppled a number of buildings in the south Taiwanese city of Tainan, with rescue teams trying to reach people trapped in rubble.

There were no immediate reports of casualties after the magnitude 6.4 quake struck early on Saturday.

Reports suggest at least four buildings have come down, including a high-rise residential building. More than 100 people have so far been rescued. …

The quake was shallow, meaning its effects would have been amplified, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said.

Saturday’s quake was felt in the capital Taipei 300 km (200 miles) away and there have since been several aftershocks.

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