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Taiwan Hit by Cluster of Earthquakes, No Casualties Reported

A cluster of earthquakes, with the strongest measuring 6.1 magnitude, struck Taiwan early Tuesday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Fortunately, there were no casualties reported in these quakes. However, two multi-story buildings, previously evacuated after a magnitude 7.4 quake earlier this month, sustained further damage.

The recent 6.1 magnitude quake’s epicenter was 28 kilometers south of Hualien, with other quakes ranging from magnitude 4.5 to magnitude 6, all near Hualien. While the earthquakes caused no casualties, they led to school and office closures in Hualien and surrounding areas. Taiwan, despite being prone to powerful earthquakes, has managed to contain their toll thanks to excellent earthquake preparedness and strict construction standards.