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Deadly Quake Strikes Taiwan

Posted by feww on February 6, 2016

M6.4 EQ strikes S. Taiwan causing fatalities, destroying buildings

Centered at 22.871°N, 120.668°E the quake occurred at a depth of 23.0km (14.3 mi), reported USGS/EHP.

There are reports of multiple fatalities, and scores of injuries, with about a dozen apartment blocks and other buildings destroyed or damaged.

Most of the reported damage occurred in Tainan, with several aftershocks rattling the city of 2.3 million, Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau reported.

A powerful 1999 quake killed more than 2,400 people in Tainan.

EQ Details
Magnitude: 6.4Mw
Location: 22.871°N, 120.668°E depth=23.0 km (14.3 mi)

Nearby Cities:
28km (17mi) NE of Pingtung, Taiwan
35km (22mi) SE of Yujing, Taiwan
46km (29mi) NE of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
48km (30mi) ESE of Tainan, Taiwan
672km (418mi) E of Hong Kong, Hong Kong


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