6.0 quake generates minor destruction in northeastern Taiwan

An earthquake measuring magnitude 6.0 generated minor destruction in northeastern Taiwan early on Thursday morning as the island bolstered for the approach of a rigorous typhoon.


Television reports displayed goods tapped off grocery store racks and small architectural destruction to buildings and the quake was considered moderately in the capital Taipei, including in the island’s north.No major damages or deaths have been recorded.

Taiwan is on twine of Pacific seismic flaws known as the “Rim of Fire” and is often by tremblings, including a 1999 quake which killed more than 2,300 people.It is also regularly hit by Pacific typhoons.


The Central Weather Bureau on Thursday declared a warning for citizens of Yilan, and also to Taipei and encircling areas in the north and on the east coast in advance of Typhoon Lekima. By Friday it was predicted to approach mainland China.


Strong winds and massive rain were expected throughout the day, with the typhoon carrying supreme sustained winds of 184 kph extending up to 227 kph.

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