Earthquake Strikes Taiwan

Written by Camilla Jessen

May.06 - 2024 2:52 PM CET

An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 occurred on the island of Taiwan on Monday.

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A magnitude 5.6 earthquake shook the island of Taiwan on Monday, according to the European Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC).

The seismic event occurred at a depth of 25 kilometers and was felt at 17:45 local time.

As of now, there have been no reports of destruction or casualties resulting from this latest tremor. This follows a series of seismic activities in the region, with significant earthquakes recorded in recent weeks.

A Series of Earthquakes

Previously, on April 23, eastern Taiwan, specifically in Hualien County, experienced two stronger earthquakes with magnitudes of 6.0 and 6.3. These earlier quakes caused the destruction of two buildings and disrupted traffic across several highways.

On April 3, a powerful earthquake struck near the eastern coast of Taiwan, registering magnitudes of 7.2 by the Taiwan Earthquake Monitoring Agency and 7.4 by the US Geological Survey, making it the strongest earthquake to hit the island in the last 25 years.

Following the April 3 earthquake, the official casualty figures included 17 fatalities and 1,155 injuries.

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