2018 Hualien earthquake facts for kids
The Yun Men Tsui Ti building, severely tilted after the quake
|Depth||10.6 kilometres (7 mi)|
|Areas affected||Hualien County, Taiwan|
|Max. intensity||VIII (severe)|
|Peak acceleration||482.36 gal (0.42 g)|
|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.
Images for kids
President Tsai Ing-wen (center) inspects a collapsed building and addresses the press in Hualien City.
Maps of 2018 Hualian fore-, main, and aftershocks: on the right, the location of M>4.5 foreshocks and the main shock (red star); on the left, M>4.5 aftershocks (as of 18:00 UTC 9 February) and the mainshock. Both maps from USGS earthquake catalog results.
2018 Hualien earthquake Facts for Kids. Kiddle Encyclopedia.