potent earthquake hits southeastern Taiwan, constructing collapses - Reuters

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  • coach carriages derailed, four rescued from collapsed building
  • Tsunami warnings cancelled, chip foundries unaffected
  • more than 600 trapped by blocked mountain roads
  • Quake follows 6.4 magnitude tremor on Saturday
  • TAIPEI, Sept 18 (Reuters) - A 6.eight magnitude earthquake hit the moderately populated southeastern a part of Taiwan on Sunday, the island's weather bureau said, derailing educate carriages, causing a comfort shop to give way and trapping a whole bunch on mountain roads.

    The weather bureau observed the epicentre changed into in Taitung county, and followed a 6.four magnitude temblor on Saturday night within the identical area, which led to no casualties. examine greater

    The U.S. Geological Survey measured Sunday's quake at a magnitude 7.2 and at a depth of 10 km (six miles).

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    Taiwan's fireplace department noted all four americans were rescued from a constructing housing a convenience save that collapsed in Yuli, while three people whose car fell off a broken bridge were rescued and brought to health center.

    The Taiwan Railways Administration pointed out six carriages came off the rails at Dongli station in jap Taiwan after part of the platform canopy colla psed, however the fireplace department pointed out there have been no injuries.

    more than 600 individuals are trapped on the scenic Chike and Liushishi mountain areas by means of blocked roads, although there have been no injuries and rescuers had been working to reopen the roads, the department pointed out.

    The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning center issued a warning for Taiwan after the tremor but later lifted the alert. Japan's climate company lifted a tsunami warning for part of Okinawa prefecture.

    The quake may well be felt throughout Taiwan, the climate bureau observed. constructions shook in short within the capital Taipei, and aftershocks have continued to jolt the island.

    Science parks in the southern cities of Tainan and Kaohsiung, domestic to primary semiconductor factories, mentioned there became no have an impact on on operations.

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (TSMC) (2330.TW), , the area's biggest contract chipmaker, stated there changed into "no universal colossal have an impact on for now".

    Taiwan lies near the junction of two tectonic plates and is liable to earthquakes.

    greater than a hundred people have been killed in a quake in southern Taiwan in 2016, whereas a 7.three magnitude quake killed more than 2,000 americans in 1999.

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    Reporting via Ben Blanchard and Yimou Lee; extra reporting via Martin Quin Pollard, Sam Nussey and Anirudh Saligrama; enhancing with the aid of Lincoln Feast and Christian Schmollinger

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