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Rattled Taiwan hit by more aftershocks

Aftershocks struck southeastern Taiwan on September 19, including a 5.5-magnitude earthquake that was felt in the capital Taipei, a day after a more powerful tremor killed one person and injured 150

September 19, 2022 / 03:18 PM IST
Aftershocks struck southeastern Taiwan on September 19, including a 5.5-magnitude earthquake that was felt in the capital Taipei, a day after a more powerful tremor killed one person and injured around 150 others. (Source: AFP)
Aftershocks struck southeastern Taiwan on September 19, including a 5.5-magnitude earthquake that was felt in the capital Taipei, a day after a more powerful tremor killed one person and injured around 150. (Source: AFP)
The latest quake hit around 10 am (0200 GMT), 66 kilometres (41 miles) south-southwest of the coastal city of Hualien at a depth of 13 kilometres, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. (Source: AFP)
The latest quake hit around 10 am (0200 GMT), 66 kilometres  south-southwest of the coastal city of Hualien at a depth of 13 kilometres, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said. (Source: AFP)
Taiwan's central weather bureau put the magnitude at 5.9. (Source: AFP)
Taiwan's central weather bureau put the magnitude at 5.9. (Source: AFP)
Rural and sparsely populated southeastern Taiwan has been rattled by a series of jolts since September 17. (Source: AFP)
Rural and sparsely populated southeastern Taiwan has been rattled by a series of jolts since September 17. (Source: AFP)
The most powerful, a 6.9-magnitude quake, struck on Sunday afternoon, tearing up roads and bringing down a handful of houses in the town of Yuli where at least one person was killed. (Source: AFP)
The most powerful, a 6.9-magnitude quake, struck on September 18 afternoon, tearing up roads and bringing down a handful of houses in the town of Yuli where at least one person was killed. (Source: AFP)
Four others were rescued from a collapsed building, while authorities said a total of 146 suffered injuries. (Source: AFP)
Four others were rescued from a collapsed building, while authorities said a total of 146 suffered injuries. (Source: AFP)
Taiwan is regularly hit by quakes and most cause minimal damage but the island also has a long history of deadly disasters. (Source: AFP)
Taiwan is regularly hit by quakes and most cause minimal damage but the island also has a long history of deadly disasters. (Source: AFP)
Hualien, a tourist hotspot, was struck by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake in 2018 that killed 17 people and injured nearly 300. (Source: AFP)
Hualien, a tourist hotspot, was struck by a 6.4-magnitude earthquake in 2018 that killed 17 people and injured nearly 300. (Source: AFP)
In September 1999, a 7.6-magnitude quake killed around 2,400 people in the deadliest natural disaster in the island's history. (Source: AFP)
In September 1999, a 7.6-magnitude quake killed around 2,400 people in the deadliest natural disaster in the island's history. (Source: AFP)
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first published: Sep 19, 2022 03:18 pm
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