A 6.1 magnitude earthquake strikes eastern Taiwan

An earthquake measuring 6.1 on the Richter scale struck northeastern Taiwan today, Monday, with no reports yet of human casualties or material damage.

The German Research Center for Geosciences reported that the earthquake was at a depth of 171 kilometers.

An earthquake measuring 5.5 on the Richter scale struck a village in Chiayi County, south of Taiwan, on the fifth of this month, without any casualties or material damage recorded.

It is noteworthy that in September 1999, a 7.9-magnitude earthquake caused the death of about 2,400 people in the deadliest natural disaster in the island’s history.”

Source: National Iraqi News Agency