Taiwan: Strong 6.1 magnitude earthquake


Earthquake was felt today in its capital Taiwanthe Taipeiwhere buildings shook, but there is currently no information on damage.

In accordance with German Geosciences Research Center (GFZ), The quake measured 6.1 on the Richter scale.

Earlier, however Japanese NIED Institute reported the earthquake was 8 degrees in size.

Taiwan is close to the point where two tectonic plates meet and is prone to earthquakes.

The 2016 more than 100 people were killed in an earthquake that struck southern Taiwan, while a magnitude earthquake 7.3 points caused death over 2,000 people in 1999.

Source: ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ

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