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.


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.”


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

Chinese (Google translation)

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

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



上午09時10分英國天空新聞(BST)(0810z GMT / UTC),6月02日週日2013














– 天空新聞

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]






















裡氏6.5級地震襲擊了台灣島內2013 2013/06/20











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。




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

  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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