Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 07 Feb 2018
Hualien: At least four people have died in the 6.5 magnitude earthquake which struck Taiwan on Tuesday night, reports said.
Additionally, over 200 people have sustained injuries.
According to China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC), the earthquake struck waters near Hualien County at around 11:50 p.m. on Tuesday.
Several building sustained damages.
After the quake hit the area, there were 14 perceptible temblors and 104 smaller quakes for a total of 118 aftershocks so far.
Hualien is a popular tourist hub which houses about 100,000 people.
According to Taiwan's Central News Agency, over 140 people are still missing.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, who was present at the site to witness the rescue mission, said in a Facebook post that the government will help Hualien to the best of its ability and that she hoped for a speedy recovery.
Image: EMSC and Twitter
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