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taiwan    Taiwan   

Taiwan, officially the Republic of China, is a country in East Asia. It is located between the People's Republic of China to the northwest, Japan to the northeast, and the Philippines to the south. Wikipedia

Capital: Taipei City

Dialing code: +886

Population: 23.57 million (2020)

President: Tsai Ing-wen

Currency: New Taiwan dollar

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Taiwan Rocked By 6.9 ML Earthquake

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An earthquake of 6.9 M (on 18 September at 6.44 UTC, 14.44 local time) followed by two aftershocks of 5.5 M (on 18-19 September) occurred across south-eastern Taiwan, resulting in casualties and damage. The 6.9 M earthquake was located in southern Hualien County approximately 19 km south of Yuli Town.

USGS PAGER estimated that up to 21,000 people were exposed to severe shaking, 76,000 to very strong shaking, and 634,000 to strong shaking.

According to media reports, at least one person died in Yuli Town, more than 140 have been injured, and hundreds have been affected, most of them due to landslides induced by the earthquake. In addition, some buildings have been damaged as well as water pipes, and more than 7,000 households were reported without power in Yuli.

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      Affected Persons

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