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TaiwanQuakes: Over 80 Earthquakes Rock the Island in 24 Hours


In a span of just 24 hours, Taiwan has been rattled by over 80 earthquakes, with the eastern coast facing the brunt of this seismic activity. The largest of these tremors registered a magnitude of 6.3. According to Taiwan's Meteorological Department, buildings in Taipei swayed under the quake's impact, particularly in the early hours from Monday night to Tuesday morning. However, there have been no reports of fatalities.

The region around Hualien on the east coast was identified as the epicenter for the majority of these tremors. This recent spike in seismic activity comes on the heels of a 7.2 magnitude earthquake on April 3rd, which resulted in the deaths of 14 people. The continual aftershocks have kept the residents on edge, fearing for their safety.

Taiwan's geographical location near the junction of two tectonic plates makes it particularly prone to earthquakes. For instance, a devastating quake in southern Taiwan in 2016 claimed over 100 lives, and another in 1999 with a magnitude of 7.3 led to more than 2,000 deaths.