A magnitude-6.4 earthquake has struck near the coastal city of Hualien in Taiwan, the US Geological Survey (USGS) says, leaving two people dead, more than 100 injured and causing buildings including a hotel to collapse.
Number of aftershocks hit area
Epicentre a shallow 1 kilometre
Hualien is a popular tourist destination on eastern coast
The quake struck about 22 kilometres north-east of Hualien shortly before midnight, and the epicentre was very shallow at just 1 kilometre, the USGS said.
“Two people were unfortunately killed, and 114 have suffered light or severe injuries,” Taiwan’s Premier William Lai told an emergency government meeting.