7.4 Earthquake followed by 6.0 aftershock rattle Taiwan: Search and rescue underway

Taiwan-Earthquake-Building-collapse Images showed how Hualien's distinctive Uranus Building had collapsed onto the street below

Mathew 24:7 For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places.

Important Takeaways:

  • Taiwan earthquake videos show terrified commuters rocked on trains and stopped on shaking bridge during 7.4 tremor, as water from rooftop pool cascades over edge of skyscraper and rescuers rush to free victims
  • Terrifying footage from a damaging 7.4-magnitude earthquake in Taiwan shows commuters being rocked on trains and shaken on bridges amid the tremor that has killed at least four.
  • So far, 118 people have also been hospitalized in the massive quake, which struck shortly before 9am local time on Wednesday (8pm New York, 1am UK, 11am Sydney).
  • The four so-far known to have been killed were hit by boulders in Xiangyu, Hualien County. They included a truck driver who died in front of the Daqinshui Tunnel and three hikers on the Dekaron Trail who were all crushed to death, UDN reports.
  • Rescuers expect the total number of injured and killed to rise as the hunt for people trapped by the quake continues.
  • Across the country more than 87,000 were left without power, according to Taiwan’s electricity supplier. At least 40 flights were canceled, while trainlines, schools and places of work closed.
  • Taiwan’s Central Weather Administration agency said the quake could be felt across the whole island nation – measuring 7.4 at the epicenter. Several aftershocks registering more than magnitude-6.0 followed the initial quake.
  • The tremor is the strongest earthquake to hit Taiwan in 25 years, after a deadly 7.4-magnitude quake in 1999 killed around 2,400 people.

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