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Taiwan shaken by several earthquakes in 3 days, 1 dead, 142 injured
Published on: 2022-09-20
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Several earthquakes have hit the island of Taiwan since Saturday night. One of them, a 6.9-magnitude earthquake in Hualien County, was the biggest earthquake in China in 2022. Experts say the world is now in "shock mode," and China needs to be alert to the risk of earthquakes in the coming months.

Since Saturday night's earthquake in Taitung county and Sunday afternoon's quake in Hualien County, 11 more aftershocks occurred overnight starting at 12 am on Monday, according to Taiwan media outlet China Times. Another 5.7-magnitude earthquake struck Hualien county at 10:07 am on Monday.

China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC) showed that the two earthquakes were part of activity in the same area, with the two epicenters about 14 kilometers apart.

According to local media reports, the earthquake has caused one death and 146 injuries. A total of 71 school buildings have been damaged in Taiwan, with 15 locations experiencing major damage. School closures were announced in many places on Monday. The island's authorities also warned people to be on the lookout for aftershocks that could still occur in the next few days.

The earthquake that struck Hualien County on Sunday afternoon was measured at magnitude-6.9 by the CENC, making it the strongest earthquake to hit China in 2022. Outside the island of Taiwan, residents in many other parts of China also reported feeling relatively strong tremors, including in East China’s Fujian, Zhejiang and Shanghai, as well as the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR).

连续3天强震!台湾花莲地震已致1死142伤,余震或将持续一个月

9月19日10时07分在台湾花莲县发生5.7级地震,震源深度10千米。台湾连续3天发生强震,余震或将持续一个月。截至18日晚11时,花莲县18日发生的6.9级强震已致1死142伤,3处大桥断裂、3栋楼房倒塌。

9月19日10时07分在台湾花莲县发生5.7级地震,震源深度10千米。台湾连续3天发生强震,余震或将持续一个月。截至18日晚11时,花莲县18日发生的6.9级强震已致1死142伤,3处大桥断裂、3栋楼房倒塌。

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