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Strong quake hits Taiwan, killing 3; 221 rescued from rubble

Rescuers in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan pulled out 221 people and three dead from a residential high-rise complex that collapsed when a shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck before dawn Saturday, leaving still others trapped inside.

Mainland offers Taiwan quake help

The Chinese mainland has offered to help Taiwan following the deadly earthquake that jolted the south of the island early on Saturday morning.
  • Time
  • 03:57 am, February, 6, 2016
  • Place
  • Kaohsiung city, southern Taiwan island. The epicenter was monitored at 22.94 degrees north latitude and 120.54 degrees east longitude.
  • Power
  • According to the island's weather and earthquake monitoring agency, the earthquake, measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale and with a depth of 16.7 kilometers, was centered about 27 km northeast of Pingtung county seat The mainland earthquake monitoring center put the scale of the quake at 6.7-magnitude..
  • Casualties
  • 3 killed,including a 10-day-old infant, a 55-year-old woman and a 50-year-old man. 221 people were rescued