Earthquake in Taiwan: Magnitude 6.4 quake kills 12, over 100 missing, scores injured in Tainan

February 6, 2016 2:11 PM

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Earthquake in Taiwan: Most people were caught asleep when the earthquake of magnitude 6.4 on Richter scale occurred at about 4 a.m., 22 miles (35 kilometers) southeast of Yujing in Tainan. It struck only 6 miles (10 kilometers) underground, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Rescuers were searching late Saturday for more than 100 people still missing after the powerful, shallow earthquake struck before dawn and caused a high-rise residential building to collapse, killing at least 12 people and injuring hundreds. Residents in mainland China also reported that the tremor was felt there.

Image Caption: Rescuers stand on a ledge of a collapsed building as one of them carries a 10-day-old baby after an earthquake hit the southern city of Tainan, Taiwan (Reuters)

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