Magnitude 6.5 earthquake shakes Taiwan: powerful pictures

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake shakes Taiwan: powerful pictures

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake struck northeastern Taiwan on Sunday, shaking buildings in the capital, Taipei, but without causing major damage.

The shake, no l’epicenter It was located in the province of YilanIt was felt by residents in the north, east and west of the island, Taiwan meteorological services said.

powerful images

metro Taipei It was stopped briefly for checks and rail services also conducted track inspections.
Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation (TSMC), the world’s largest chip-making subcontractor, said it had evacuated employees from some of its factories as a precaution, but that all of its security systems were working.
More than 100 people were killed in an earthquake in the south Taiwan In 2016, a 7.3-magnitude earthquake left more than 2,000 people dead on the island in 1999.

If the earthquake did not cause damage, it was a great fear for the residents as evidenced by the photos posted on social media.

one hundred a year

You should know that an earthquake of this intensity is considered a strong earthquake that can cause damage over several tens of kilometers. And that only air-conditioned buildings are resistant near the center. There are about a hundred of them a year.

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