Thursday, March 04, 2010

Southern Taiwan Hit By 6.4 Earthquake Today

Large Fire At Textile Factory

The Reuters photo above and the following excerpt from an Associated Press article report a substantial earthquake in Southern Taiwan this morning measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale. No Tsunami warning has been issued.

A powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked southern Taiwan on Thursday, terrifying residents, disrupting communications and triggering at least one large fire. Twelve people were injured, the National Fire Agency said.

No tsunami alert was issued. The quake was centred in the same mountainous region of rural Kaohsiung county that endured the brunt of the damage from Typhoon Morakot, a devastating storm that killed about 700 people last August.

For the complete article use this Nanaimo Info LINK.


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