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Earthquake in Taiwan: the number of victims grows, two people found alive under the rubble

As of Monday morning, 8 February, the Taiwan authorities to confirm the death of at least 37 people in the earthquake that occurred the day before. More than 130 people are still missing. About 500 citizens received injuries.

In the past day from the rubble of the fallen 17-storey building «Waiguan» were extracted alive by two people – a man and a woman. According to doctors, they in a satisfactory condition, threats to the lives there.

— Earthquake in Taiwan. Photo

The earthquake of a magnitude of 6.4 occurred in the southern part of the island of Taiwan on the night of Saturday 6 February. The earthquake destroyed several houses. 400 thousand people were left without water. 121 000 apartments and houses without electricity.

The epicenter was 48 km South-East from the major city of Tainan, in the southern part of the island, the center lies at a depth of 23 km.

Taiwan is in a seismically active zone of the Pacific ocean. Every year in this region occur on average three earthquakes with magnitude more than 6. In September 1999 an earthquake of magnitude 7.6 resulted in the deaths of 2.4 thousand people.




Earthquake in Taiwan: the number of victims grows, two people found alive under the rubble 08.02.2016

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