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Buildings Shaken As 6.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Taiwan

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Taiwan earthquake: HUGE magnitude 6.1 quake felt in Taipei - 'House was rocking VIOLENTLY'

TAIPEI, TAIWAN: A 6.0-magnitude earthquake jolted Taiwan on Thursday, the US Geological Survey said, shaking buildings and disrupting traffic. In the capital Taipei, highrises swayed violently while some panicked school children led their classrooms in eastern Yilan county, according to reports. Local media said the quake had been felt all over the island and a highway connecting Yilan and Hualien was sheighthut down due to falling rocks. 

 The quake struck at 13:01 pm (0501 GMT) at a depth of 19 kilometres (11.8 miles) in eastern Hualien county. There were no immediate reports of casualties. The island's central weather bureau put its magnitude at 6.1. 
 The Japan Meteorological Agency warned people living near the coast could notice some effects on sea levels, but said there would be no tsunami. "Due to this earthquake, Japan's coastal areas may observe slight changes on the oceanic surface, but there is no concern about damage," the agency said. Hualien was hit by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake last year that killed 17 people. Taiwan lies near the junction of two tectonic plates and is regularly hit by earthquakes. COMMENT The island's worst tremor in recent decades was a 7.6 magnitude quake in September 1999 that killed around 2,400 people.

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The Government said it set up a disaster reaction centre to deal with any disruption created by the quake. And President Tsai Ing-wen announced she asked officials "to gather information from everywhere to check whether there's any damage, and if so, to react as soon as possible." There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. One witness said: "There was one big shake that got us moving, I was only on the 2nd floor, can’t imagine higher. Then it kept shaking for 30 seconds." One person said on social media: “The earthquake felt so huge that when I was exercising in the park I almost fell over on the sidewalk. "It felt like a 7.0 but Not sure about that. I never felt the earthquake standing in the park before.”

Another person added: “This is the strongest one I felt in Taipei for last 10 years!” A resident said: “Wow, just felt a solid 30-second long earthquake in Taipei a few seconds ago. National alerts went off on my phone as it hit. "Struck Hualien County, but was enough to knock stuff off shelves here.” The earthquake was felt as far as 239 miles away (386km) in Pingtung County.
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 While a magnitude of 5 was felt in Nantou County, Yilan County, Taichung City, and New Taipei City, Taiwan news reported. Taiwan lies near the junction of two tectonic plates and is prone to earthquakes as it sits on the notorious Ring of Fire, a large 24,854.8 miles (40,000km) horseshoe shape where most earthquakes and volcanic eruptions take place. A huge earthquake with a magnitude of 7.6 struck central Taiwan in September 1999, killing at least 2,297 people and injuring nearly 9,000 others. And another one killed more than 100 people n the southern part of the island in 2016.

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 strong earthquake shook the city of Taipei around 1 p.m. local time on Thursday, startling residents and halting transportation throughout the region. 
 According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake registered magnitude 6.1 and occurred near the coastal city of Hualien, about 160 km (99 miles) away. The China Earthquake Networks Center measured the event at a magnitude of 6.7. A total of 17 people were injured during the earthquake, Kyodo stated. That includes two people who were hit by falling rocks in Hualien, according to Reuters.
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A television falls on the floor after an earthquake in Taipei, Taiwan Thursday, April 18, 2019. A strong earthquake struck Taiwan's east coast Thursday afternoon, rattling buildings across the island. (AP Photo) Residents reported receiving an alert nearly five seconds before the earthquake struck. Buildings swayed noticeably for about 30 seconds during the quake. 

 According to Reuters, the city has temporarily suspended all subway services in order to conduct inspections. Taiwan News reported that the main road traversing central Taiwan has been closed due to the threat for landslides. Children were evacuated from schools, while high-speed rail service between Taipei and Taoyuan had been temporarily suspended.


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