Taiwan: Huge Earthquake triggers landslide 1000+ tourists trapped on mountain platform. At least 2 dead, 21 injured – 020613 1650z

Large 6.2 m earthquake in Taiwan has caused several injuries and produced a large landslide

(Photo: weibo.com/earthquake-report.com) Landslides in Taiwan after huge earthquake

2 people have been killed and at least 21 injured (3 seriously)

More than 1000 tourists are trapped on a mountain platform, because the cable railway was destroyed by a landslide

Strong Earthquake Jolts Central Taiwan

SKY NEWS 9:10am UK (BST) (0810z GMT/UTC), Sunday 02 June 2013

A magnitude 6.2 earthquake has struck the island of Taiwan, killing two people and shaking buildings in the capital Taipei, news reports said.

The quake in central Taiwan injured more than 20 people, caused some damage and sent residents running into the streets.

In Mountain Ali in the southern part of the island, a man was killed by a rockslide while driving a car on a mountain road, the Taiwan Fire Agency said in a statement.

TV footage showed landslides, stirring clouds of yellow dust, on other mountains in the area.

Another man was killed by a falling rock when he was working at a farm in Chushan, near the epicentre.

The tremor struck about 35 kilometres (22 miles) east of Nantou County at a depth of 10 kilometres (6 miles).

The US Geological Survey had originally put the magnitude at 6.6 but later downgraded it.

Taiwan

Workers removed fallen rocks and repaired a damaged mountain road in Nantou, allowing more than 100 stranded tourists to pass.

Taiwan television said the quake had triggered a gas explosion in the centre of the island but it gave no details.

Shoppers screamed and ran out of a 12-storey department store that shook violently for nearly a minute, TV stations reported from the central city of Taichung, near the epicentre.

Six high-speed trains halted but services resumed after no damage was found to the line.

The quake also rattled the islands capital of Taipei, about 150 miles (250 kilometres) north of the epicentre.

The house was shaking but nothing fell, said one resident of the city.

Taiwan sits near the so-called ring of fire region of seismic activity around the Pacific Ocean, and is frequently rattled by quakes.

A magnitude-7.6 earthquake in central Taiwan in 1999 killed more than 2,300 people.

Sky News

2 Dead, 21 Injured in Taiwan Quake

2013-06-02 21:27:42 XinhuaWeb Editor: Xing Yihang

Lu Pei-ling, deputy director of the Taiwan Seismological Center, briefs the press about the Nantou quake, in Taipei, southeast China’s Taiwan, June 2, 2013. [Photo: Xinhua/Wu Ching-teng]

“Two people died and 21 others were injured, including 3 severely, in an earthquake that shook Taiwan’s Nantou County on Sunday afternoon, according to the island’s disaster response authorities.

The two deaths were reported in Nantou and the neighboring Chiayi County, the authorities said.

One person is still missing, the authorities said.

Zhang Zhijun, head of the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, on Sunday expressed his sympathy in Kunming to the Taiwan compatriots over the earthquake.

Zhang is in Kunming, capital city of southwest China’s Yunnan Province, to attend a meeting between Yunnan and Taiwan. He also met there with the Kuomintang (KMT) vice chairman John Chiang.

Also on Sunday, the office’s spokeswoman Fan Liqing conveyed condolences to the families of the Taiwanese victims.

She said the mainland’s compatriots are deeply concerned about the earthquake and can feel what the Taiwan compatriots feel.

“We are willing to spare no efforts to offer assistance so long as the Taiwan side has need,” said Fan.

The epicenter of the 6.7-magnitude earthquake was monitored at about 23.9 degrees north latitude and 120.9 degrees east longitude with a depth of 9 km, according to the mainland’s China Earthquake Networks Center.

Taiwan’s earthquake authorities measured it at 6.3 magnitude.

As of 6:16 p.m., four smaller-scale aftershocks had been monitored in Nantou, the island’s meteorological authorities said.

So far, there have been no reports of deaths or injuries among visitors from the mainland, said Man Hongwei, head of the Taipei office of the Association for Tourism Exchange Across the Taiwan Straits.

Cable-car services in Nantou’s Riyuetan (Sun Moon Lake) scenic spot have been halted. But high-speed trains in Taiwan have all restored operations and electricity has been resumed in affected areas, local authorities said.

A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Nantou on March 27 this year.

The recent two quakes correlate “a little bit” with a massive earthquake that shook the island nearly 14 years ago, said Lu Pei-ling, an official with the sub-center of Taiwan’s earthquake forecasting center.

The 7.3-magnitude quake on Sept. 21, 1999 was the strongest to hit Taiwan in 100 years and left more than 2,000 people dead.

Lu said there is still a possibility that more quakes will occur in this area in the future.”

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Strong and deadly earthquake hits Taiwan

(Video credit: WLNNews)

Published on 2 Jun 2013

The tremor that hit Taiwan on Sunday afternoon was felt all over the island, but most severely in the central and southern regions. The quakes epicentre was near Jenai township in Nantou County in central Taiwan, about 250 km south of Taipei, the Central Weather Bureau said. aiwans Nantou County, occurrence of 6.7 earthquake wholly-Taiwan most of the feel the shaking

Nantou 6.3 earthquake this years most earthquake depth 10 km

Magnitude 6.5 earthquake struck the island of Taiwan 2013 02/06/2013

(Video credit: Joel CS)

Published on 2 Jun 2013

The quake struck 24 miles southeast of the city of Tai-chung at a depth of nine miles, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The agency initially said it was 6.6 magnitude but later downgraded it slightly.

Taiwan television said the quake triggered a gas explosion in the centre of the island but it gave no details. There were no reports of any casualties.

The quake also rattled the islands capital of Taipei.

The house was shaking but nothing fell, said one resident of the city.

An earthquake of such a magnitude can cause severe damage.

The island sits near the so-called ring of fire region of seismic activity around the Pacific Ocean.

(Reporting by Clare Jim; Writing by Robert Birsel)

Deadly earthquake hits Taiwan

(Video credit: Euronews)

Published on 2 Jun 2013

http://www.euronews.com/ A 6.3 magnitude earthquake rocked Taiwan on Sunday June 2, killing at least one person and injuring at more than 18 others.

The epicentre was the town of Jenai in central Taiwan, 250 kilometres south of the capital Taipei.

It occurred close to the site of a 7.6 magnitude earthquake that killed over 2,300 people in 1999.More from earthquake-report.com

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台灣大地震引發山體滑坡1000遊客被困山平台。至少有2人死亡,21人受傷 – 020613 1650z2013年6月2日由Goaty新聞
大6.2米的台灣大地震已造成數人受傷,並產生了大量的山體滑坡

(圖片:weibo.com /地震repo​​rt.com)在台灣大地震後山體滑坡

2人已死亡,至少21人受傷(3嚴重)

1000多名遊客被困山平台上,因為電纜鐵路山體滑坡被摧毀
強震顛簸台灣中部

上午09時10分英國天空新聞(BST)(0810z GMT / UTC),6月02日週日2013
裡氏6.2級地震襲擊台灣本島,殺死兩個人,在台北首都的建築物搖晃,新聞報導說。

台灣中部地區的地震造成20餘人受傷,造成了一定損失,並發送到街上運行的居民。

在阿里山在南部部分島嶼塌方而被殺害,一名男子駕駛一輛汽車在一條山路上,台灣消防局在一份聲明中說。

電視畫面顯示,山體滑坡,攪拌黃色的塵埃雲,在該地區的其他山。

另一名男子被殺害,當他工作時,震中附近的一個農場竹山被落石。

在10公里(6英里)​​的深度約35公里(22英里),南投縣東部地震襲擊。

美國地質調查局最初把震級為6.6,但後來降級。
台灣

工人移除落石,並修復了損壞的山路上,在南投縣,讓100多名滯留遊客通過。

台灣電視台說,地震已經引發了瓦斯爆炸事故,在島上的中心,但它沒有透露具體細節。

購物尖叫著跑出了一幢12層高的百貨公司劇烈搖晃了將近一分鐘,電視台從台中的中心城市,震中附近的報導。

六高速列車停止,但發現沒有損壞後恢復服務線。

地震也高出該島的首都台北,震中以北大約150英里(250公里)。

房子都在顫抖,但沒有下降,說:一個城市的居民。

台灣位於附近所謂的火環環太平洋地區的地震活動和經常叮叮噹當地震,。

裡氏7.6級大地震於1999年在台灣中部造成超過2300人死亡。
– 天空新聞
台灣地震2死21人受傷
2013年6月2日21:27:42新華網網絡編輯:邢一行

陸培玲,台灣地震測報中心副主任,向記者講述南投地震,台北,中國東南的台灣,2013年6月2日。 [圖片:新華社/吳京騰]

兩個人死亡,21人受傷,其中包括3嚴重,上週日下午,震撼了台灣南投縣在地震中,島上的災害應對部門。

南投,嘉義縣鄰近的兩個死亡的報導,當局說。

一人仍下落不明,當局說。

張志軍,國務院台灣事務辦公室負責人,上週日在昆明發生地震的台灣同胞表示慰問。

張是中國西南部的雲南省省會城市昆明,雲南和台灣之間的出席會議。他還會晤了與國民黨副理事長蔣孝。

上週日,辦公室的女發言人范麗青台灣受害者的家屬表示哀悼。

她說,大陸的同胞都非常關心地震和可以感受到台灣同胞感受到什麼。

範說,我們願意提供援助,只要台灣方面需要不遺餘力。

監測6.7級地震的震中在北緯23.9度,東經120.9度,深度9公里左右,根據大陸中國地震台網中心。

台灣地震部門測定6.3級。

,島內氣象部門表示,截至下午6:16,在南投縣4個規模較小的餘震已監測。

到目前為止,已經有來自內地的旅客死亡或受傷之間沒有任何報告,萬宏偉表示,海峽兩岸旅遊交流協會台北辦事處負責人。

在南投的日月潭風景區(日月潭)的纜車服務已經停止。但在台灣的高速列車已全部恢復運營,並在受災地區已恢復電力,地方當局說。

南投6.1級地震襲擊,今年3月27日。

魯向東說,佩玲正式與台灣地震預報中心副中心近兩年地震相關的一個大地震,震撼了島內近14年前的一點點。

1999年9月21日的7.3級地震是最強的100年重創台灣,造成超過2,000人死亡。

呂秀蓮說,仍然有更多的地震將發生在未來在這方面的可能性。

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強大和致命的地震台灣

(影片信貸:WLNNews)

於2013年6月2日發布

上週日下午打台灣感到震顫遍布全島,但最嚴重的中部和南部地區。中央氣象局說,這次地震的震中附近是台灣中部南投縣仁愛鄉,台北以南約250公里,。哀惋的南投縣發生6.7級地震全台最感到晃動

南投6.3級地震今年的地震深度10公里
裡氏6.5級地震襲擊了台灣島內2013 2013/06/20

(視頻來源:喬爾CS)

於2013年6月2日發布

美國地質調查局說,地震發生東南39公里的台中市九英里的深度,。該機構最初說這是6.6級的,但,後來降級稍微。

台灣電視台說,地震引發的瓦斯爆炸在島上的中心,但它沒有透露具體細節。目前還沒有任何人員傷亡的報告。

地震也高出該島的首都台北。

房子都在顫抖,但沒有下降,說:一個城市的居民。

這樣一個數量級的地震可以造成嚴重的損害。

島上坐在附近所謂的火環環太平洋地區的地震活動。

(報告吉姆克萊爾;由羅伯特Birsel寫作)
致命地震台灣

(視頻來源:歐洲新聞)

於2013年6月2日發布
http://www.euronews.com/上週日6月2 6.3級地震震撼了台灣,造成至少一人死亡,超過18人受傷。

震中在台灣中部,鎮仁愛250公里以南的首都台北。

它發生了7.6級地震,造成超過2300人死亡,在1999年到現場附近。

更多來自地震repo​​rt.com

更多從< earthquake-report.com>英語

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  1. Update 15:12 UTC : A second death is now confirmed by the authorities. One more is still missing. Number of injuries rises to 21, still only 3 of them were seriously injured. Most of this persons were wounded by the rockfalls and landslides which were triggered by the quake. Also the two killed person died by rockfalls. 3 persons suffered minor injuries by broken glass.

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