The Taiwan Earthquake’s Aftermath in Photos


A powerful earthquake of at least 7.4 magnitude struck Taiwan shortly before 8 a.m. on Wednesday.

The quake, the strongest to strike Taiwan in a quarter century, caused buildings in Taipei, the capital, to shake for a minute or more. In Hualien County, on the east coast and close to the epicenter, dozens of buildings collapsed, officials said. At least nine deaths and more than 1,000 injuries were reported. As of Thursday, 93 people were stranded in Hualien County, including dozens of cement factory workers in two rock quarries, according to officials.

Tremors were reported in mainland China, as far away as Hangzhou, Xiamen and Shanghai, and officials warned of more potentially strong aftershocks in the coming days.

Here are photos from the aftermath of the earthquake.


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