Earthquake strikes Taiwan; two dead, hundreds injured - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Earthquake strikes Taiwan; two dead, hundreds injured

TAIWAN (RNN) - A 6.4 earthquake struck Taiwan on Tuesday and collapsed a hotel in Hualien City on the island nation’s east coast.

A U.S. Geological Survey Twitter account recorded the quake at 9:50 p.m. local time.

Images showed the Marshal Hotel leaning over the street, its ground floor caved in.

Taiwan's official Central News Agency reported two dead and 202 injured. The report also said there were at least seven buildings collapsed or damaged, including two more hotels and a hospital.

Maggie Lewis, an American visiting scholar living in Taipei which is two hours away from the epicenter in Hualien City, said people there felt a minor shock.

“We felt more of a swaying than a jolt, but it was more sustained and intense than the earthquake two nights ago. My two children slept through the whole thing.”

Lewis said she lives on the 12th floor of an apartment complex.

“I think people are quite resilient with these experiences,” Lewis said.

A video posted by CNA to its Facebook page showed first responders assessing the scene and cracked streets.

Tuesday's quake follows another 6.1 tremor that shook the same area on Sunday.

Copyright 2018 Raycom News Network.

  • InternationalMore>>

  • Families plea for bigger search for 178 from Indonesia ferry

    Families plea for bigger search for 178 from Indonesia ferry

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 10:51 PM EDT2018-06-20 02:51:07 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 3:11 AM EDT2018-06-20 07:11:54 GMT
    (AP Photo). An Indonesia search and rescue team searches for a ferry which sank Monday in lake Toba, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Rescuers searching for dozens of people missing after a ferry sank on Indonesia's Lake Toba have foun...(AP Photo). An Indonesia search and rescue team searches for a ferry which sank Monday in lake Toba, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Tuesday, June 19, 2018. Rescuers searching for dozens of people missing after a ferry sank on Indonesia's Lake Toba have foun...
    Indonesian officials say 166 people are missing from a ferry sinking Monday evening at a popular lake on Sumatra, a much higher number than previously known.
    Indonesian officials say 166 people are missing from a ferry sinking Monday evening at a popular lake on Sumatra, a much higher number than previously known.
  • South Korea leader urges denuclearization steps from North

    South Korea leader urges denuclearization steps from North

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 10:41 PM EDT2018-06-20 02:41:04 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 3:11 AM EDT2018-06-20 07:11:29 GMT
    (Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP). In this June 19, 2018, photo provided on June 20, 2018, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, toasts with Chinese President Xi Jinping, at the Great Hall of the Pe...(Korean Central News Agency/Korea News Service via AP). In this June 19, 2018, photo provided on June 20, 2018, by the North Korean government, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, left, toasts with Chinese President Xi Jinping, at the Great Hall of the Pe...
    North Korean state media say leader Kim Jong Un thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping for his support in last week's groundbreaking summit with President Donald Trump.
    North Korean state media say leader Kim Jong Un thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping for his support in last week's groundbreaking summit with President Donald Trump.
  • Lewandowski on girl with Down syndrome: 'Wah wah'

    Lewandowski on girl with Down syndrome: 'Wah wah'

    Tuesday, June 19 2018 11:35 PM EDT2018-06-20 03:35:12 GMT
    Wednesday, June 20 2018 3:11 AM EDT2018-06-20 07:11:10 GMT
    A former campaign manager for Donald Trump has created a stir by dismissing a story about a girl with Down syndrome with a sarcastic "Wah wah.".
    A former campaign manager for Donald Trump has created a stir by dismissing a story about a girl with Down syndrome with a sarcastic "Wah wah.".
Powered by Frankly