Taipei, Taiwan. A series of replicas shook southeastern Taiwanincluding a 5.5 degree earthquake of magnitude felt in Taipei, a day after a powerful earthquake left one dead and 150 wounded.
The last replica It was felt at 10:00 am (02:00 GMT) and had its epicenter 66 km southwest of the coastal city of Hualien, with a depth of 13 km, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS).
Taiwan’s meteorological bureau put its magnitude at 5.9 degrees. Southeast Taiwan, a rural and sparsely populated area, has felt numerous earthquakes since Saturday.
The strongest, 6.9 degrees, was recorded on Sunday afternoon when it broke roads and brought down houses in the town of Yuli, where at least one person died.
Taiwan is frequently hit by earthquakes and their impact is generally minimal, but the island has suffered numerous deadly disasters in its history.
In 2018, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook Hualien, a tourist destination, leaving 17 dead and nearly 300 injured.
In September 1999, a 7.6-magnitude earthquake killed some 2,400 people in the worst natural disaster in the island’s history.