The 6.1 magnitude earthquake hit the eastern coast of Taiwan late Thursday, according to the country's Central Weather Bureau. Television footage of landslides in one area, but no one reported on land or mountains.
The bureau said the earthquake occurred at one minute after 1 pm, with the epicenter about 10 kilometers northwest of the city of the eastern coast of Hualien. The Depth earthquake was 10 kilometers, according to the United States Geological Survey.
The quake shook buildings in the capital, Taipei, which is about 115 kilometers from the epicenter.
Records recorded by Taiwanese television stations show furniture, both in homes and offices in disarray, and landslides on the east coast are mountainous and sparsely populated.
Source : VOA