A robust earthquake shook Taiwan on Thursday afternoon, rekindling recollections of a lethal tremor that hit the island a yr in the past.
The magnitude-6.zero earthquake hit at 1:01 p.m. and was centered off the coast of Hualien, on Taiwan’s east coast, in response to a preliminary evaluation by the US Geological Service. Highly effective shaking was felt within the capital, Taipei, 75 miles to the north.
There have been no rapid studies of accidents or fatalities.
All subway service in Taipei was briefly canceled, Taiwan’s state-run Central Information Company reported.