A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.four shook southeastern Taiwan on Saturday however there have been no quick experiences of injury and no energy outages.
The quake had a depth of seven.three km with its epicentre in Taitung county, a sparsely populated a part of the island, the Taiwan climate bureau mentioned.
Taitung county commissioner April Yao wrote on her Fb web page the quake was “extraordinarily sturdy”, whereas the official Central Information Company confirmed an image of bottles that had been shaken off their cabinets in a Taitung store.
Taiwan’s hearth division mentioned it had but to obtain any experiences of injury. State-run utility Taipower mentioned there was no interruption to electrical energy provide on Taiwan’s east coast.
The quake could possibly be felt throughout Taiwan, the climate bureau mentioned. Buildings shook briefly within the capital Taipei.
The science parks within the southern cities of Tainan and Kaohsiung, residence to main semiconductor factories, mentioned there was additionally no affect on operations.
Taiwan lies close to the junction of two tectonic plates and is liable to earthquakes.
Greater than 100 folks have been killed in a quake in southern Taiwan in 2016, whereas a 7.three magnitude quake killed greater than 2000 folks in 1999.