At Least 2 Dead in Magnitude 6.4 Quake in Taiwan

At Least 2 Dead in Magnitude 6.4 Quake in Taiwan

It had been just about 24 hours since a magnitude 6.4 natural disaster rattled Taiwan's east coast, crumbling walls and knocking tall buildings askew, when rescue workers felt another big rumble late Wednesday.

Some of the most powerful pictures and video of the disaster showed high-rise buildings tilting heavily after the quake. Smaller tremors rattled nervous residents throughout the day.

Emergency responders have rescued about 150 people from hotels and residential buildings that have partially collapsed in the city of Hualien.

Authorities have provided aid and shelter to the displaced people while the families of the victims have been given compensation.

Rescue workers have saved one person from a hotel that was severely damaged after a strong natural disaster hit near Taiwan's east coast.

One witness said the building sunk to the ground due to the natural disaster. An elderly resident who was inside his apartment at the time of the quake said: "Everything fell down".

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"Keep hope", she added, "never give up, cheer for Hualien".

One of her neighbors is missing, she said early Thursday. The shaking was felt across Taiwan, but in Hualien the force was disastrous, collapsing walls and leaving buildings resting at alarming angles.

Taiwan's official Central News Agency reported that seven people had been killed.

One appeared dazed as rescue workers escorted him out. According to the Taiwanese government, Taiwan has been rocked by more than 100 earthquakes so far this month. CNA reported that 16 foreigners were sent to various hospitals with injuries.

Among the injured were mainland Chinese, Czech, Japanese, Singaporean and South Korean nationals.

Tualien lies close to Taiwan's east coast.

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Photos on state media showed the narrow highway in and out of the gorge on Wednesday morning covered in rocks, rubble and other debris from the quake.

The agency says 219 people were injured, two dozen of them critically, in Hualien county.

However, an estimated 35,000 residents were still without water, the center said.

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen viewed the search effort.

Tsai also responded to Abe's Facebook account, which offered condolences and showed a picture of his calligraphy.

Taiwan is located in the Ring of Fire, an area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean, which is vulnerable to frequent earthquakes and volcanic eruptions.

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A magnitude 7.6 quake in central Taiwan killed more than 2,300 people in 1999.

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