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Saturday, February 06, 2016

TAIWAN EARTHQUAKE: Several Buildings Collapsed, 3 Dead, 154 Injured, Hundreds More Trapped




A 6.4 magnitude strong earthquake hit the southern Taiwan early morning on Saturday, with reports say that it hit the city of Tainan. Several buildings collapsed including a 17-story apartment building where over a hundred residents are trapped. Rescue missions are on the way, while death count at least 3 including a small baby 10 years old girl and a 50-years old man and a 55 years old woman. 150 people are reportedly injured but that number will increase as rescuers are rushing to help those trapped inside buildings.


Police respondents and rescuers mounting hydraulic ladders, cranes and wearing gears and helmets trying to open up doors and windows of those toppled buildings. See photos and images below.

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said a destructive Pacific-wide tsunami was not expected  Images courtesy of Daily Mail, Associated Press and Reuters
Rescue personnel work at a damaged building after an earthquake struck at 4am on Saturday south of Tainan, southern Taiwan

The earthquake was followed least five aftershocks of 3.8-magnitude or more, according to Taiwan's Central Weather Burea

Rescuers climb up the mangled ruins of the apartment block to reach people trapped on the higher floors

Rescue personnel work on damaged buildings after an earthquake in Tainan, southern Taiwan

Rescuers work at the quake site in Kaohsiung, which was closer to the epicentre of the earthquake

Some 221 people were rescued within four hours of the earthquake, 115 needing hospitalisation, and two in critical condition



Rescue personnel work at a damaged building - possibly an office block - in the hours after quake
















Some Filipino overseas workers are traumatized with the typhoon although no reports yet if there are Filipino's that was hurt by the earthquake.


On the other note, there was also an eathquake at Quezon Philippines, a minor 4.9 magnitude.


Nagkaroon ng Magnitude 4.9 na #lindol sa Quezon pasado alas sais ng umaga kanina, sa PHIVOLCS.Intensity IV -...
Posted by IMReady on Thursday, February 4, 2016


HERE IS AN EARTHQUAKE PREPAREDNESS VIDEO BEFORE AND AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE



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