| 29 February 2024, Thursday |

Taiwan rattled by 6.1 magnitude quake, no damage reported

Buildings in Taipei rocked momentarily on Monday after a 6.1 magnitude earthquake occurred off Taiwan’s eastern coast, but no damage was reported.

The center of the tremor was 89.5 km (55.6 miles) off Taiwan’s east coast, nearly midway between the coast of Hualien county and the southern Japanese island of Yonaguni, according to the meteorological agency.

The tremor was felt throughout Taiwan, according to the report.

After a brief pause for track inspections, rail services resumed less than an hour after the quake struck, according to the Taiwan Railways Administration.

Taiwan lies near the junction of two tectonic plates and is prone to earthquakes.

More than 100 people were killed in a quake in southern Taiwan in 2016, while a 7.3 magnitude quake killed more than 2,000 people in 1999.

  • Reuters