Lonely Planet Writer

Taiwan hit by seven earthquakes in one day

Seven earthquakes struck the island of Taiwan  on Wednesday night. Three of the quakes were epicentred in the northeastern part of the region off the coast of Yilan County, the largest of which registered a 4.5 magnitude.

Taiwan struck by seven earthquakes.
Taiwan struck by seven earthquakes. Image by Maya-Anaïs Yataghène / CC BY 2.0

Four further quakes were felt further south, including a 5.5-magnitude tremor that struck near Hualien. No major damage or injuries were reported and scientists said the two sets of quakes were normal releases of seismic energy and were unrelated to each other. Read more: taiwannews.com.tw