Date: 5 Feb, 2016 20:22
Multiple buildings, including a residential tower, have collapsed after a powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck southern Taiwan early on Saturday. Authorities in the affected city have formed an emergency response center.
A building has half collapsed in Tainan as a result of the quake, with fire brigades now on their way to the site, Liu Shih-chung, Tainan City Government official, told Reuters.
The quake was initially reported as a magnitude 6.7.
Local authorities in Tainan have said that they have formed an emergency response center following the quake.
Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau also measured a second quake of 4.3 magnitude in Tainan, Reuters reported.
The USGS has warned that a magnitude 6.4 earthquake is capable of causing “severe damage.” [FULL STORY]