Taiwan Earthquake Today?

A large earthquake struck Taiwan on Saturday night, causing some injuries and damage in the capital of Taipei as well as damage near the quake's epicenter.
Reports indicate that Taiwan's capital, Taipei, had their buildings "rattled" by a major earthquake today. One building is said to have collapsed.
At what time did Taiwan's earthquake occur today?

asked by Frasier in Geography | 3901 views | 12-19-2009 at 03:05 PM

The U.S. Geological Survey said the 6.4-magnitude earthquake was centered off the eastern coast of Taiwan, about 15 miles (25 kilometers) from Hualien. It struck at a depth of about 30 miles (45 kilometers). The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center did not immediately issue any warning.

Buildings shook in the capital of Taiwan today for several seconds after the quake struck.

TV stations also reported that windows were blown out in a Hualien hotel and that there was minor property damage in Taipei.

Local TV reported at least four people in the capital of Taiwan had minor injuries, most resulting from falling debris. The reports said traffic Taipei's subways and the island's high speed railroad was suspended.

answered by Lauren | 12-19-2009 at 03:08 PM

Earthquakes frequently rattle Taiwan but most are minor and cause little or no damage.
Today's earthquakes was strong though.

answered by Phill | 12-19-2009 at 03:11 PM

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