Magnitude-6.0 earthquake hits Taiwan, causes hotel collapse

الثلاثاء 1439/5/20 هـ الموافق 2018/02/06 م واس
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Taipei, Jumada I 20, 1439, Feb 6, 2018, SPA -- An earthquake off the eastern coast of Taiwan late Tuesday caused the collapse of a hotel, government sources said.
According to dpa, the magnitude-6.0 earthquake's epicenter was 18.3 kilometers north of Hualien County Hall at a shallow depth of 10 kilometers, Taiwain's Central Weather Bureau said.
The quake, recorded at 23:50 local time Tuesday (1550 GMT), could be felt across Taiwan, with an intensity of 3 felt in the capital city of Taipei.
The tremblor followed a spat of earthquakes over the past few days, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
A hotel in Hualien City collapsed as a result of the quake, the National Fire Agency said.
At least 29 people were trapped inside the hotel, broadcaster ETTV said.
--SPA
21:21 LOCAL TIME 18:21 GMT