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Taiwan rocked by devastating earthquake

February 07, 13:32 UTC+3

A strong earthquake hit Taiwan's east coast and killed at least four people

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A magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit Taiwan's east coast on the night of February 6
A magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit Taiwan's east coast on the night of February 6
A magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit Taiwan's east coast on the night of February 6
© Central News Agency via AP
Media reports said several buildings were damaged and at least four people were killed and some 100 were injured during the quake
Media reports said several buildings were damaged and at least four people were killed and some 100 were injured during the quake
Media reports said several buildings were damaged and at least four people were killed and some 100 were injured during the quake
© EPA-EFE/RITCHIE B. TONGO
A residential building leans on a collapsed first floor following an earthquake in Hualien
A residential building leans on a collapsed first floor following an earthquake in Hualien
A residential building leans on a collapsed first floor following an earthquake in Hualien
© EPA-EFE/TAIWAN MILITARY NEWS
Rescue crews continue to try free people from damaged buildings
Rescue crews continue to try free people from damaged buildings
Rescue crews continue to try free people from damaged buildings
© EPA-EFE/RITCHIE B. TONGO
Taiwan has frequent earthquakes due to its position along the Ring of Fire, a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur
Taiwan has frequent earthquakes due to its position along the Ring of Fire, a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur
Taiwan has frequent earthquakes due to its position along the Ring of Fire, a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur
© EPA-EFE/RITCHIE B. TONGO
About 90% of the world's earthquakes and 81% of the world's largest earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire
About 90% of the world's earthquakes and 81% of the world's largest earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire
About 90% of the world's earthquakes and 81% of the world's largest earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire
© EPA-EFE/RITCHIE B. TONGO
A residential building leans on a collapsed first floor following an earthquake in Hualien
A residential building leans on a collapsed first floor following an earthquake in Hualien
A residential building leans on a collapsed first floor following an earthquake in Hualien
© Central News Agency via AP
Rescue services work outside a damaged building in Hualien
Rescue services work outside a damaged building in Hualien
Rescue services work outside a damaged building in Hualien
© EPA-EFE/RITCHIE B. TONGO
The Seismological Observation Center says the earthquakes are cuased by the friction between the Philipine Plate and Eurasian Plate
The Seismological Observation Center says the earthquakes are cuased by the friction between the Philipine Plate and Eurasian Plate
The Seismological Observation Center says the earthquakes are cuased by the friction between the Philipine Plate and Eurasian Plate
© EPA-EFE/RITCHIE B. TONGO
Rescue services use metal beams as reinforcement as they search for people in a damaged building
Rescue services use metal beams as reinforcement as they search for people in a damaged building
Rescue services use metal beams as reinforcement as they search for people in a damaged building
© EPA-EFE/RITCHIE B. TONGO
Rescue services work outside a damaged building in Hualien
Rescue services work outside a damaged building in Hualien
Rescue services work outside a damaged building in Hualien
© Central News Agency via AP
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A magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit Taiwan's east coast on the night of February 6
© Central News Agency via AP
Media reports said several buildings were damaged and at least four people were killed and some 100 were injured during the quake
© EPA-EFE/RITCHIE B. TONGO
A residential building leans on a collapsed first floor following an earthquake in Hualien
© EPA-EFE/TAIWAN MILITARY NEWS
Rescue crews continue to try free people from damaged buildings
© EPA-EFE/RITCHIE B. TONGO
Taiwan has frequent earthquakes due to its position along the Ring of Fire, a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur
© EPA-EFE/RITCHIE B. TONGO
About 90% of the world's earthquakes and 81% of the world's largest earthquakes occur along the Ring of Fire
© EPA-EFE/RITCHIE B. TONGO
A residential building leans on a collapsed first floor following an earthquake in Hualien
© Central News Agency via AP
Rescue services work outside a damaged building in Hualien
© EPA-EFE/RITCHIE B. TONGO
The Seismological Observation Center says the earthquakes are cuased by the friction between the Philipine Plate and Eurasian Plate
© EPA-EFE/RITCHIE B. TONGO
Rescue services use metal beams as reinforcement as they search for people in a damaged building
© EPA-EFE/RITCHIE B. TONGO
Rescue services work outside a damaged building in Hualien
© Central News Agency via AP

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit Taiwan's east coast on the night of February 6. Media reports said several buildings were damaged and at least four people were killed and some 100 were injured during the quake. Taiwan has frequent earthquakes due to its position along the Ring of Fire, a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean where a large number of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions occur. The Seismological Observation Center says they are cuased by the friction between the Philipine Plate and Eurasian Plate 

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