Taiwan Earthquake 2010: Magnitude 6.4 Shock Caused Power Outage
Taiwan Earthquake Magnitude 6.4
Taiwan experienced a magnitude 6.4 earthquake at 8:18 a.m. local time. The earthquake originated in the southern part of Taiwan in Kaohsiung. No major damage was reported.
Parts of Taipei experienced temporary power outage. Some people were trapped in elevators as a result of the earthquake. The high speed rail connecting Taipei and Kaohsiung was stopped.
The epicenter of the Taiwan earthquake was 5 km deep. After shocks are expected to come in an earthquake of this scale.
Earthquake in Taiwan is frequent. The island nation experience its worst hit back in 1999, which caused more than 2400 deaths.