7.3 magnitude earthquake rocks Taiwan, collapsing buildings

At least two buildings were partially collapsed when a 7.3-magnitude quake struck the eastern coast of Taiwan on Wednesday.

The quake, about 18km south of the city of the eastern county of Hualien, was felt across the island, including Taipei, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

A magnitude 7.2 earthquake rocked Hualien City. Photo: Facebook/基督教台東興起教會

The tremors sent jittery people to the streets, but casualties were not immediately known.


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