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18 Apr 2019 | 05:22 AM UTC

Taiwan: 6.1-magnitdue earthquake hits Hualien county April 18

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6.1-magnitude earthquake strikes in Hualien county on April 18, reportedly shaking buildings in Taipei; aftershocks possible in the coming hours

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/18/2019, 12:00 AM until 4/18/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Taipei). COUNTRY/REGION Hualien county, Taipei, Taiwan

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A 6.1-magnitude struck approximately 11 km (7 mi) northwest of Hualien County Hall at 13:00 (local time) on Thursday, April 18. The quake struck at a depth of 19 km (12 mi) and reportedly shook buildings in Taipei. No damages have been immediately reported. Aftershocks are likely in the coming hours and days.


Individuals near the affected areas are advised to be prepared for aftershocks and to adhere to instructions issued by local authorities. In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves from falling debris if indoors, to move away from windows, and not attempt to leave the building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.


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