Taiwan’s Deadliest Quake in 25 Years: 7.4 Magnitude Tremor Shakes Hualien, Claims Lives and Triggers Rescue Operations


 On Wednesday (04/03), a strong earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale hit the eastern coast of Taiwan, causing a minimum of seven deaths, at least 711 injuries, and leaving 77 people still trapped.

The tremor resulted in numerous buildings collapsing in Hualien, the city located closest to the epicenter.
Rescue operations are currently in progress in Hualien.
The earthquake's tremors were strong enough to reach the mountainous areas in the heart of Taiwan, causing significant landslides.
Video footage in Taipei's capital city depicted buildings swaying vigorously.
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The National Fire Agency stated that four individuals lost their lives and three sustained injuries while hiking near Taroko National Park.

The park gets its name from the well-known canyon located near Hualien City.
The agency stated that over 711 individuals sustained injuries, while a minimum of 77 people remain stuck in various buildings and tunnels across the city.


The US Geological Survey reported that the earthquake's epicenter was situated approximately 18km south of Hualien City, Taiwan.
Authorities have stated that this is the most powerful earthquake Taiwan has experienced in the past 25 years.
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