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Taiwan hit by 93 aftershocks, strongest touches 6.3 magnitude
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Taiwan hit by 93 aftershocks, strongest touches 6.3 magnitude

| @indiablooms | 23 Apr 2024, 08:35 am

As many as 93 aftershocks hit earthquakes ranging from 4 to 6.3 magnitude on the Richter Scale hit Hualien County region between Monday and Tuesday, officials said.

Though no major damage or casualty were reported following the quakes, two buildings in Hualien City partially collapsed and tilted after a string of earthquakes hit eastern Taiwan.

Full Hotel on Zhongshan Road and the Tong Shuai building on Mingli Road in downtown Hualien City partially collapsed following the quakes, reported Focus Taiwan.

Full Hotel was undergoing a renovation when the earthquakes struck, while the unoccupied Tong Shuai building had already been marked for demolition following a magnitude 7.2 earthquake in Hualien on April 3, authorities told the news portal.

Teng Zeu-yu, head of the Hualien Economic Affairs Department, told Focus News that the city government has asked all residents living in buildings flagged for demolition to evacuate their homes due to safety concerns, as more aftershocks could hit the city.

At least 14 people died when a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan on April 3.

More than 2,000 people were killed in a 7.3 magnitude quake in Taiwan in 1999.

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