Friday, February 05, 2016

6.7-magnitude earthquake strikes southern Taiwan

A 6.7-magnitude earthquake has struck southern Taiwan, according to Xinhua News.

The quake struck around 3 p.m. EST Friday, or 2000 GMT, about six miles (10 kilometers) underground, the Associated Press reported.

The temblor was located some 22 miles (36 kilometers) southeast of Yujing, according to the survey.
[cctv-america.com]

5/2/16
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  • Multiple buildings, including a residential tower, have collapsed after a powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early on Saturday. Authorities in the affected city have formed an emergency response center.
A building has half collapsed in Tainan as a result of the quake, with fire brigades now on their way to the site, Liu Shih-chung, Tainan City Government official, told Reuters.

  • The quake was initially reported as a magnitude 6.7.
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  •  Earthquake causes building to partially collapse in southern Taiwan...

A powerful earthquake struck southern Taiwan early on Saturday near the city of Tainan, triggering at least one partial building collapse and other damages but no immediate reports of deaths or serious injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude 6.4 quake, initially reported as a magnitude 6.7, was centered 43 kilometres southeast of Tainan, a city of nearly 2 million people.

The quake was very shallow, at depth of 10 kilometres, which would have amplified its effects, the USGS said.

Taiwan's China Post newspaper said on its website that more than one building collapsed in the quake.

"Collapsed buildings reported in Tainan, with rescue workers arriving on scene. The city government there has set up a level one emergency response center. Onlookers are urged not to block access to emergency crews moving into the area," the newspaper said.

 NEWZ.GR
  •  Magnitude    Mw 6.3
Region    TAIWAN
Date time    2016-02-05 19:57:27.1 UTC
Location    22.93 N ; 120.54 E
Depth    17 km
Distances 

  •    42 km NE of Kaohsiung, Taiwan / pop: 1,519,711 / local time: 03:57:27.1 2016-02-06
  • 23 km S of Yujing, Taiwan / pop: 16,597 / local time: 03:57:27.1 2016-02-06
 emsc-csem.org
5/2/16

2 comments:

  1. 4 Dead, Over 150 Injured as 6.4 Magnitude Quake Rocks Taiwan...

    The Taiwanese Disaster Response Center said four people were killed on Saturday morning when a 6.4 magnitude quake hit Taiwan. Officials said at least 224 people were rescued from damaged structures, many from a high-rise residential building that collapsed in Tainan. Two bodies have been recovered from the toppled building.

    The Central News Agency reported earlier that a 40-year-old man and a 10-day-old girl were killed in Tainan. Disaster officials said over 150 people in the city were hospitalized.

    Over 1,500 people are involved in rescue operations. Seven other buildings sustained damages. As of 5:30 a.m. (local time), a total 121,672 homes and business establishments were without power in Tainan

    The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered approximately 48 km east-southeast of Tainan.
    http://www.ubalert.com/rNfc

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  2. Taïwan: un puissant séisme fait 5 morts et 300 blessés...

    Un séisme de magnitude 6,4 a fait au moins cinq morts dans le sud de Taïwan samedi, ont annoncé les secours qui continuaient de fouiller les décombres d'un immeuble de 16 étages à la recherche de survivants.

    La puissante secousse a frappé le sud de l'île samedi vers 04H00 locales (20H00 GMT vendredi), provoquant, selon des responsables, l'effondrement de quatre immeubles dans la ville de Tainan.

    Un nourrisson de 10 jours et un homme âgé de 40 ans ont été retrouvés sans vie dans les décombres d'une tour de 16 étages, ont indiqué des responsables des pompiers.

    Une femme est morte après avoir été frappée par une citerne d'eau, ont-ils ajouté.

    Aucun détail n'était disponible concernant les deux autres victimes, qui viennent s'ajouter à un précédent bilan faisant état de trois morts.

    Les recherches se concentraient essentiellement samedi matin autour de la tour de 16 étages, où plusieurs dizaines d'habitants étaient toujours prisonniers de l'amas de béton, redoutent les secours.

    Des habitants ont témoigné de la violence du séisme.

    "J'ai vu des immeubles se balancer de haut en bas et de gauche à droite", a raconté un résident sur la chaîne de télévision locale SET TV......rtl.be

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