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2018 Hualien earthquake
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The Yun Men Tsui Ti building, severely tilted after the quake
Magnitude 6.4 Mww
Depth 10.6 kilometres (7 mi)
Epicenter 24°07′55″N 121°39′32″E / 24.132°N 121.659°E / 24.132; 121.659Coordinates: 24°07′55″N 121°39′32″E / 24.132°N 121.659°E / 24.132; 121.659
Type Oblique-slip
Areas affected Hualien County, Taiwan
Max. intensity VIII (severe)
Peak acceleration 482.36 gal (0.42 g)
Foreshocks yes
Casualties 17 dead, 285 injured

The Hualien earthquake was an earthquake that occurred in the East China Sea, about 20 km off the Coast of Taiwan in early 2018. the quake had a magnitude between 6 and 6,5 on the Richter scale. Seventeen people died and about 300 were injured during the event.

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