More than 100 were killed in a quake in southern Taiwan in 2016, and some Taiwanese remain scarred by a 1999 natural disaster with 7.6 magnitude whose impact was felt across the island and in which more than 2,000 people died. Four buildings collapsed, officials said, and about 58 people were still missing. Smaller tremors rattled nervous residents throughout the day.
Aftershocks with a magnitude of at least 5.0 could rock the island in the next two weeks, the government said.
"This is the worst natural disaster in the history of Hualien, or at least over the past 40 years that I've been alive", said volunteer Yang Hsi Hua. Aftershocks have continued today in Taiwan. One person was killed there and two were missing, officials said. The death toll had been put at seven overnight.
The lower floors of the 12-storey tower - which also housed a hotel - pancaked, leaving the structure leaning at a fifty-degree angle and sparking fears of an imminent collapse.
The estimate of missing was expected to drop further after some buildings were completely searched and no one was found, the state-owned Central News Agency reported.
The army has been called in to help with emergency rescues.
Taiwan is an island which has for all practical purposes been independent since 1950, but which China regards as a rebel region that must be reunited with the mainland.
Rescue workers used ladders and flash lights as they searched for survivors among the rubble on Thursday. Out of the 830 people, who were evacuated, 643 took refuge in temporary shelters.
'We're putting a priority on Hualien people being able to return home to check on their loved ones, ' Hsu said. Its streets were buckled by the force of the quake, with large cracks along major roads.
His Holiness Pope Francis wishes to express his solidarity with all those affected by the earthquakes in Taiwan these past days, and he offers the assurance of his prayers for those who have lost their lives and for those who have been injured.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck just before midnight Tuesday about 21 kilometres (13 miles) northeast of Hualien at a relatively shallow depth of about 10.6 kilometres (6.6 miles).
The rapper was there to shoot a video for his hit song " God's Plan ", which recently debuted at the top of the charts . The music producer also teamed up with Migos in the group's song "Deadz" and Kendrick Lamar for his track "GOD".
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi has been holding a fake filibuster of sorts, speaking since just after 10 a.m. Pelosi said she would not back the proposed deal unless Ryan committed to allow a vote on protecting Dreamers.
The Bulls would only get as close as three points the rest of the way as Sacramento snapped a two-game losing streak of their own. Lopez got angry about a referee not calling a foul on one end of the court, but was then whistled for one on the opposite end.
Shortly after the missile was sacked , forces then began demolishing the building with a bulldozer, reported Palestinian media. President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital last December.
After four months of brinkmanship with her Social Democratic frenemies, Angela Merkel finally has a coalition agreement. Senior party members tried to narrow their differences, but failed to clinch a deal on healthcare.
The insane stock market isn't dampening Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin confidence in the nation's economy. Including boasts he has made in speeches, he has celebrated stock market gains roughly 100 times.
Highlighting the seriousness of the situation, officials said 860 ceasefire violations were recorded for the entire a year ago . Union Minister Giriraj Singh also targeted Pakistan for the ceasefire violations, saying, "have faith in the Indian Army".
Their hindquarters bear spinnerets, the same organs from which living species spin their silken webs. This family contains about 100 species of medium-size spiders that have back plates and spinnerets.
Cleanopolis VR This educational title is primarily for kids but it doesn't mean that people of all ages won't be able to enjoy it. House of Terror VR This game gives you the chance to explore a haunted house full of monsters, traps, and very hard puzzles.
Well, she already smack-talked Maslow during the competition, after he awkwardly asked who her boss was on The Apprentice . It will be interesting to see if Omarosa leaves the Big Brother House like she left the White House ? It's happened.
Citigroup, JPMorgan Chase, and Bank of America have all joined the ranks of the companies who have enacted a bitcoin ban. This has however not changed in February as today Bitcoin went down by 20% to trade below the $7,000 mark.
When the mother returned to the home after a two-hour outing, she discovered Wynter unconscious and immediately dialed 911. Lucas said the woman who lives in the apartment kept to herself and had two children, the 2-year-old and a boy.
The annual revenue of Metafrax Group exceeded USD 660 million and the annual volume of investments amounted to USD 80 million. CHEMICAL ASSETS In 2014 Seyfeddin Roustamov became the major shareholder of the chemical company Metafrax (Perm region).