Strong earthquake rattles east coast of Taiwan
A magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck Tuesday near the coast of Taiwan, and people may be trapped inside a building.
The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck late Tuesday about 21 kilometers (13 miles) northeast of Hualien, on the island’s east coast.
Taiwan’s official Central News Agency reported that the ground floor of the Marshal Hotel, a building in Hualien district, had caved in and people were believed to be trapped inside. The agency posted photos showing a road fractured in several parts.
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