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Several tremors, the strongest with a magnitude of 6.3, shook Taiwan

Several tremors, the strongest with a magnitude of 6.3, shook Taiwan

A row of Tremble shook Taiwan According to the Central Meteorological Agency, the strongest of all reached a magnitude of 6.3 between Monday and Tuesday, with its epicenter in Hualien in the east of the island.

The magnitude 7.4 earthquake that struck Taiwan on April 3 had its epicenter precisely in Hualien and left at least 17 dead and more than 1,100 injured.

According to the agency, the first quake this Monday with a magnitude of 5.5 occurred at 5:08 p.m. and was felt in the capital Taipei.

A series of aftershocks followed and, according to AFP journalists, the strongest movements occurred around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

“I was washing my hands and suddenly I felt a feeling of dizziness,” Olivier Bonifacio, a tourist living in Taipei’s Da’an district, told AFP.

“I went into my room and noticed the building was shaking and I heard the desk creaking,” he said, adding that it was then that he realized it was another aftershock.

According to the Central Meteorological Agency, the shock had a magnitude of 6.0 and was followed six minutes later by another shock of magnitude 6.3.

The United States Geological Survey reported that they were magnitudes 6.1 and 6, respectively.

Earthquakes are common in Taiwan because the island lies near the intersection of two tectonic plates.

Hundreds of aftershocks were recorded after the April 3 earthquake. This quake was the strongest in Taiwan since the magnitude 7.6 earthquake that struck the island in September 1999, killing 2,400 people.

SPRING: AFP

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