One person was killed and 146 others were injured in yesterday’s 6.8-magnitude earthquake that hit southeastern Taiwan, where nearly 500 people are still stranded in mountainous areas of eastern Taiwan due to the landslides that closed roads.
The Central Bureau of Meteorology in Taiwan monitored 147 earthquakes across the country, noting that the pace and intensity seemed to be slowing gradually, according to “Taiwan News” newspaper.
Aftershocks continue near the epicenter while the Central Bureau of Meteorology cannot rule out earthquakes of 5-magnitude in the coming week.
Until 8:00 a.m. Monday (Taiwan local time), one person had been killed and 146 had been injured in the quake, the National Fire Agency said.
The Ministry of Transport and Communications announced the closure of 32.5 kilometers of Provincial Highway 30 due to severe damage.
In the same context, the Ministry of Health announced the activation of 3 shelters to house the earthquake victims, as two shelters in Hualien received 29 people, while one of the shelters in Taitung hosted 23 people.