On the island of Taiwan on the night of Saturday, 6 February, the earthquake occurred. According to the U.S. Geological survey, its magnitude was 6.4.
The epicenter of the earthquake recorded at 03:57 am local time, was located 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.
Local media have reported casualties or damage as a result of the earthquake. In particular in Tainan was hit by two apartment buildings, killing at least three people, more than 150 were injured and were hospitalized.
On the point of collapse lifeguard, who managed to extract from the rubble more than 220 people.
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.