A strong earthquake occurred on Saturday (September 17) evening in Taiwan, which was in constant news due to the conflict with China. Houses and shop shelves were overturned. In some places, houses have collapsed and debris has fallen on the railway tracks, disrupting train traffic. The exact details of the dead or injured are not yet available. Strong earthquake in Taiwan Houses collapsed train traffic disrupted.
The epicenter was in Taitung County on the east coast of Taiwan. News agencies reported that the magnitude of the earthquake was 6.4 on the Richter scale. Many houses in Hulian County collapsed. No one lived in these houses. Taiwanese officials said there were no casualties. Strong earthquake in Taiwan Houses collapsed train traffic disrupted.
A strong earthquake struck southeastern Taiwan on Saturday night, causing items to fall from store shelves, a house to collapse and train service on the island to be interrupted, but there were no immediate reports of deaths, media reported.
Taiwan’s Central News Agency said the shallow earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale was located north of Taitung County on the island’s east coast.
It partially collapsed an uninhabited house in Hualien County about 165 kilometers (100 miles) north along the coast, causing no casualties. Trains connecting Hualien and Taitung were temporarily shut down and five other high-speed trains were cancelled until security checks were completed, the Taiwan Railways Administration said.
Railway department officials said that train traffic has been suspended on Hulian and Taitung routes. The speed trains will also be suspended until the safety inspection of the routes is done and it is declared safe for traffic. Metro trains have been temporarily suspended in the capital Taipei and the major city of Kyoshiang in southern Taiwan.