Taiwan Is Hit by Powerful Earthquake – The New York Times


A strong earthquake shook Taiwan on Thursday afternoon, rekindling memories of a deadly tremor that hit the island a year ago.

The magnitude-6.1 earthquake hit at 1:01 p.m. and was centered off the coast of Hualien, on Taiwan’s east coast, according to the United States Geological Service. Powerful shaking was felt in the capital, Taipei, 75 miles to the north, and television footage showed a landslide on the east coast.



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