Taiwan Earthquake Near Pingtung With 6.4 Magnitude Leaves Hundreds of People Injured

A 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan early Saturday morning, crashing high-rise residential buildings. Rescuers pulled out more than 160 people and more are still believed to be trapped inside the rubble.

The temblor struck about 4 a.m. local time (3 p.m. Friday ET). It was located some 22 miles southeast of Yujing, and struck about 6 miles underground, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

Here are details of the Taiwan earthquake from USGS:


2016-02-05 19:57:27 (UTC)
2016-02-05 12:57:27 (UTC-07:00) in your timezone
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Nearby Cities

28km (17mi) NE of Pingtung, Taiwan
35km (22mi) SE of Yujing, Taiwan
46km (29mi) NE of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
48km (30mi) ESE of Tainan, Taiwan
672km (418mi) E of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

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