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More than 80 earthquakes in Taiwan in a few hours – Watch video

Earthquakes continue in Taiwan with the number exceeding 80 in the last eight hours. The strongest recorded measured 6.3 on the Richter scale, according to data from the island's meteorological service. The epicenter is located in Hualien Province, on the eastern tip of the island. Seismic activity has been on the rise since the 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Taiwan on April 3 and killed 14 people. According to the fire department in Hualien, a hotel that had already suffered significant damage from the April 3 earthquake and had been evacuated is on standby. In Taiwan, earthquakes are common, as the island is located near the point where two tectonic plates meet. In September 1999, a 7.3-magnitude earthquake killed more than 2,000 people, in the worst disaster in Taiwan's modern history, according to APE-MPE.
Source: News Beast

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