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Tremor felt in Xiamen as 6.5-M killer quake jolts Taiwan

Updated: 07 Feb 2018
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The quake caused the Marshal Hotel in Hualien to cave in.
 
Tremors were felt in Xiamen, Fuzhou, Quanzhou, Sanming, Putian and other regions in Fujian Province after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake which jolted waters near Taiwan's Hualien County at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday.

Two people were killed and more than 200 injured in the quake. Since February 4th , 2018, about 100 sensible earthquakes have jolted the area. Taiwan's earthquake experts said more quakes might happen in the coming weeks.

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.
 
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