Un fuerte terremoto de magnitude 6.8 hizo temblar Taiwan

In this photo provided by the government of the city of Hualien, a trapped victim was carried on a stretcher when the victim was found and rescued by the firemen from a collapsed building in the municipality of Yuli, county of Hualien, Taiwan. domingo 18 de septiembre de 2022. (Government of the city of Hualien via AP)
In this photo provided by the government of the city of Hualien, a trapped victim was carried on a stretcher when the victim was found and rescued by the firemen from a collapsed building in the municipality of Yuli, county of Hualien, Taiwan. domingo 18 de septiembre de 2022. (Government of the city of Hualien via AP)

A strong earthquake shook a large part of Taiwan on Sunday, demolishing a three-story building and temporarily trapping four people inside, leaving around 400 tourists stranded on the mountainside and demolishing part of a passenger train. .

El Earthquake magnitude 6.8 fue el más grande entre docenas que han shook the surest coast of the island since el sábado por la noche, cuando un terremoto de 6.4 shook the same area. No hubo informes immediatos de lesiones graves.

The major part of the damage appeared to be north of the epicenter, which the Central Office of Meteorology of Taiwan said that it was in the city of Chishang at a relatively low depth of 7 kilometers (4 miles).

A strong earthquake shook a large part of Taiwan on Sunday, knocking down at least one building and trapping two people inside and knocking down part of a passenger train from its tracks in a station. (Hualien County Fire Department via AP)
A strong earthquake shook a large part of Taiwan on Sunday, knocking down at least one building and trapping two people inside and knocking down part of a passenger train from its tracks in a station. (Hualien County Fire Department via AP)

El edificio de three pisos, que tenía una tienda de convenience 7-11 en la planta baja y residences en la parte superior, se derrumbó en la cercana ciudad de Yuli, dijo la Agencia Central de Noticias de la isla.

The owner of the building, 70 years old, and his wife were rescued first, but a 39-year-old woman and her 5-year-old daughter arrived later.

Una photo publica por el gobierno de la ciudad de Hualien mostró a la niña acostada en una manta y siendo entregada por una escalera de metal desde la parte superior de los escombros por trabajadores de rescuate con casco con uniformes naranjas.

Los bomberos rescatan a una persona en el sitio donde un edificio se derrumbó después de un terremoto de magnitude 6.8, en Yuli, condado de Hualien, Taiwan, September 18, 2022. Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia Central del Terramoto 0918 de Taiwan / Folleto a través de REUTERS
Los bomberos rescatan a una persona en el sitio donde un edificio se derrumbó después de un terremoto de magnitude 6.8, en Yuli, condado de Hualien, Taiwan, September 18, 2022. Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia Central del Terramoto 0918 de Taiwan / Folleto a través de REUTERS

Los dos pisos superiores del edificio se dejaron extendedidos a través de una pequeña calle y al otro lado, con cables de electricity deribados por la estructura caida.

More than 7,000 homes were reported without electricity in July, and water pipes were also damaged.

La policía y los bomberos se apresuraron a collapsar un puente en una carretera de dos carriles en lo que parecía ser una parte rural de la misma ciudad donde tres personas y uno o más vehículos podridén haberse habído, según informes de los medios.

El temblor se sintió en el extremo norte de la isla en la capital, Taipei.  In the city of Taoyuan, west of Taipei, 210 kilometers (130 miles) north of the epicenter, a man was injured by the collapse of the roof on the 5th floor of a sports center.  (Hualien City Government via AP)
El temblor se sintió en el extremo norte de la isla en la capital, Taipei. In the city of Taoyuan, west of Taipei, 210 kilometers (130 miles) north of the epicenter, a man was injured by the collapse of the roof on the 5th floor of a sports center. (Hualien City Government via AP)

También en Yuli, a land slide trapped almost 400 tourists in a mountain famous for the orange lilies that covered its slopes in this season, said the Central News Agency. They have no electricity and weak cell phone signal.

Los escombros de un dosel que caía en una platform en la estación de Dongli en la ciudad de Fuli, que se encuentra entre Yuli y el epicentro en Chishang, golpearon un train que pasaba, derailando six wagones, dijo la Agencia Central de Noticias, citando a la administration ferroviaria. Ninguno de los 20 pasajeros resultó herido.

El temblor se sintió en el extremo norte de la isla en la capital, Taipei. In the city of Taoyuan, west of Taipei, 210 kilometers (130 miles) north of the epicenter, a man was injured by the collapse of the roof on the 5th floor of a sports center.

More than 7,000 homes were reported without electricity in July, and water pipes were also damaged.  Central Earthquake Emergency Operations Center at 0918 in Taiwan/Folllet via REUTERS
More than 7,000 homes were reported without electricity in July, and water pipes were also damaged. Central Earthquake Emergency Operations Center at 0918 in Taiwan/Folllet via REUTERS

La Agencia Meteorológica de Japón emitted a tsunami warning for several islands in the south of Japan near Taiwan, but then it lifted it.

Taiwan se asienta en la confluencia de las placas filipina y eurasiática, por lo que los terremotos son frecuentes en la isla.

(with AP information)

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