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Strong earthquake hits Taiwan, earth trembles twice

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Strong earthquake tremors have been felt in Taiwan. The intensity of this earthquake was 6.3 on the Richter scale. A magnitude 6.3 earthquake struck Taiwan on Sunday, according to the GFZ German Research Center for Geosciences. It said the epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6.21 mi). As soon as the tremors were felt, an atmosphere of fear spread among the people, because in the same week there was a strong earthquake in China in which about 150 people lost their lives.

Second earthquake shock in Taiwan

News agency Reuters quoted Taiwan’s Meteorological Department as saying that an earthquake of magnitude 4.6 occurred on Taiwan’s sparsely populated east coast on Sunday. The Meteorological Department said that this earthquake was hardly felt on the ground. The epicenter of this low-intensity earthquake was Taitung County of Taiwan, where tremors occurred at a depth of 16.5 km.

Strongest earthquake in China in last 9 years

Let us tell you that there was an earthquake in North-West China earlier this week whose intensity was 6.2. The death toll from this strong earthquake has increased to 148. Gansu province was most affected by the earthquake where a total of 117 people died. Officials informed that this earthquake occurred at midnight on December 18 at a depth of 10 kilometers from the ground. This was the most severe earthquake in the last 9 years. Officials said 31 people died in the earthquake in Qinghai province, which borders Gansu province. According to the provincial earthquake relief headquarters, 781 people were injured by the earthquake in Gansu as of Friday, state news agency Xinhua said in its report on Saturday. The earthquake that occurred on Monday night was the deadliest in the country after the 2014 earthquake in China’s Yunnan province that killed 617 people.

3 earthquake shocks in Ladakh

Let us tell you that last week there was an earthquake on Monday in Ladakh, bordering China. According to the information, earthquake tremors were felt thrice within 15 minutes on Monday in the Union Territory of Ladakh. Officials said that the intensity of the first tremor was measured at 5.5 on the Richter scale and after this two tremors of lesser intensity were felt. Apart from this, there was a mild earthquake in Kishtwar of Jammu and Kashmir. According to the National Center for Seismology (NCS), the first tremor of the earthquake occurred at 3.48 pm and its epicenter was Kargil. The epicenter of the earthquake was 10 kilometers below the surface at 33.41 degrees latitude and 76.70 degrees longitude. NCS said that after this, two more tremors of 4.8 and 3.8 intensity were felt at around 4.01 pm. An earthquake of 3.6 magnitude occurred in Kishtwar, Jammu and Kashmir at 4.18 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was at a depth of 10 kilometers from the surface.

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