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Aftermath Of deadly Taiwan earthquake

Location: HUALIEN, Taiwan ("Chinese Taipei" for IOC)
February 7, 2018

epaselect epa06502263 Rescue services use metal beams as reinforcement as they search for people in a damaged building in Hualien, eastern Taiwan, 07 February 2018, after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit Hualien on the night of 06 February 2018. Media reports said several buildings were damaged and at least four people were killed and some 100 were injured during the quake. Rescue teams are trying to rescue people inside the buildings. Some bridges and roads are damaged and the main road to Hualien, the Suhua Highway (Suao to Hualien Highway) is closed. More than 100 earthquakes have hit off Taiwan’s east coast in the past three days. The Seismological Observation Center said they are cuased by the friction between the Philipine Plate and Eurasian Plate.  EPA-EFE/RITCHIE B. TONGO

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