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6.4 magnitude earthquake jolts Taiwan, a hotel collapses

By Vikas
    Taiwan struck by massive earthquake of 6.4 magnitude, hotel collapse | Oneindia News

    An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter Scale struck near the coast of Taiwan on Tuesday. A hotel in Taiwan is said to have collapsed due to the powerful quake, said reports.

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    Casualties due to the earthquake are not known yet as further details are awaited.

    On February 4, an earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter Scale struck off the coast of Hualien, Taiwan

    Taiwan is located on Pacific Ring of Fire, supposed to be one of the most seismically active zones in the world.

    On February 6, 2016, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4 struck 28 km northeast of Pingtung City in southern Taiwan. The earthquake had a maximum intensity of 7 (Very strong) on the Mercalli intensity scale, causing widespread damage and 117 deaths. Almost all of the deaths were caused by a collapsed residential building, named Weiguan Jinlong in Yongkang District, except two others, who were killed in Guiren District. Sixty-eight aftershocks were then occurred. The earthquake was the deadliest earthquake in Taiwan since the 921 earthquakes in 1999. OneIndia News

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