M 6.4 Earthquake in Taiwan
A M 6.4 earthquake struck off the coast of Hualien, Taiwan at 23:50 local time and has caused extensive damage in the city, severely impacting roads and buildings, according to early media reports.
This earthquake was the latest in a series of tremblors in the region. Earlier today, the Central Weather Bureau reported a cluster of 19 earthquakes in the region, with the largest at M 4.7. And on February 4, there were 28 earthquakes recorded, followed by 10 quakes on February 5. Experts say the temblors are being caused by the Philippine Sea Plate subsiding under the Eurasian Plate.
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