An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 occurred in Taiwan

June 2, 2013. An earthquake of magnitude 6.5 occurred on Sunday in Taiwan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The epicenter of the earthquake, which occurred at 13:43 local time (09:43 MSK), located 25 kilometers south-east of the city Bouley (Buli), center lies at a depth of 14.4 kilometers.

Information on casualties or damage were reported.

Taiwan is located at the junction of two tectonic plates and is considered one of the most seismically active zones of the planet. Every year seismological station of the island is fixed to 18 thousand aftershocks. The strongest earthquake in Taiwan, magnitude 7.6, occurred on the island in September 1999. Then killed about 2.4 thousand people.

Source: RIA Novosti

 

Earthquake in Taiwan claimed the life of one person

June 2, 2013. One person was killed in a magnitude 6.5 earthquake that occurred on Sunday in Taiwan, reported Agence France-Presse, citing local authorities.

The epicenter of the earthquake, which occurred at 13:43 local time (09:43 MSK), located 25 kilometers south-east of the city Bouley (Buli), center lies at a depth of 14.4 kilometers, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Rescuers found the body of a man at the foot of Mount Ali, was at the epicenter. Doctors have stated that a local resident to death raised the boulders falling from the mountain during the tremors.

The earthquake was also felt in Taipei, according to preliminary data, there were no injuries.

Source: RIA Novosti

 

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