Strong 6.5 earthquake hits eastern Taiwan’s Hualien

A 6.5-magnitude earthquake jolted waters near Hualien County of Taiwan at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday (Beijing Time), according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).


The epicenter was monitored at 24.13 degrees north latitude and 121.71 degrees east longitude, the center said in a statement. The quake struck at a depth of 11 km.


Local media reported that some buildings and roads in Hualien were damaged.


At least 2 killed, 202 injured, according to local media.


Source: CGTN, Xinhua News Agency