Aftershocks shake Taiwan

Aftershocks shake Taiwan

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full screen Several aftershocks have hit Taiwan after the weekend’s two major earthquakes. Photo: AP/TT

Several strong aftershocks have hit Taiwan after Sunday’s earthquake, when one person was killed and around 150 were injured. Sunday’s quake was the second in two days.

The latest quake was measured at 5.9, according to the Taiwan Weather Institute.

Sunday’s quake was measured at 6.9 and caused extensive damage. A tsunami warning was also issued but was later withdrawn. Also last Saturday there was an earthquake, it was measured at 6.6.

Taiwan is regularly hit by earthquakes, and most cause minimal damage, but the island also has a long history of deadly disasters.

In 2018, the tourist resort of Hualien was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.4. 17 people were killed and nearly 300 were injured then.

In September 1999, around 2,400 people died after a 7.4 magnitude earthquake.