Tainan: A magnitude 6.4hit southern around 4:00 am today local time (2000 yesterday ) southeast of , a city with about two million people, according to the (USGS). By various reports, as many as thirteen or fourteen people may have died, more than 100 may be missing, and put the injured at well over 400.
The seism was reported by the USGS initially with a magnitude of 6.7. Several buildings collapsed in Tainan including a 17-story residential building. Emergency services said they had rescued over 200 people, many of whom were hospitalized. At least 5 aftershocks are reported.
The island of Taiwan lies in the heart of Taiwan, leaving more than 2,000 dead., a seismically active zone, near which 2 tectonic plates meet. In 1999, a magnitude 7.6 earthquake had struck at the
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