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Magnitude 5.9 earthquake jolts Taiwan

Aug 08, 2019 - 6:51 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The quake struck at 5:28 am local time at a depth of 10 kilometers in northeastern Yilan county. High-rises swayed in the capital Taipei, waking people up from their sleep.

JOLTED. File photo of the Taipei skyline dominated by skyscraper Taipei 101 building. Photo by JomNicha/Shutterstock

Strong 6.1 quake hits Taiwan, shakes buildings in Taipei

Apr 18, 2019 - 1:31 PM

(UPDATED) There are no immediate reports of casualties

Tragic homecoming for OFW victim in Taiwan earthquake

Feb 15, 2018 - 6:06 PM

The remains of Melody Albano Castro are brought to her home in Barangay Banguian in Abulug town, Cagayan

SAD HOMECOMING. The box bearing the remains of OFW Melody Albano Castro is loaded in a hearse that would transport it to her hometown on February 15, 2018. Photo courtesy of OWWA Region 2

Taiwan quake toll rises to 15 as bodies pulled from rubble

Feb 10, 2018 - 6:02 PM

(UPDATED) 3 partially collapsed buildings in Hualien are being demolished for public safety, including the local landmark Marshal Hotel where one employee was killed

AFTERMATH. Japanese rescue workers look at the Yun Tsui building, which is leaning at a precarious angle, in the Taiwanese city of Hualien on February 9, 2018. Photo by Anthony Wallace / AFP

The week in photos: February 3-9, 2018

Feb 10, 2018 - 1:44 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

Russian conceptual artist Andrey Kuzkin performs naked and headlong near the Elbphilharmonie concert hall in Hamburg, northern Germany, on February 8, 2018.The performance was part of the series "The Phenomenon of Nature or 99 Landscapes with Trees". / AFP PHOTO / dpa / Daniel Reinhardt / Germany OUT

OFW victim in Taiwan earthquake was family breadwinner

Feb 09, 2018 - 4:16 PM

Melody Albano Castro leaves behind a 6-year-old daughter and a husband with a disability

TAIWAN EARTHQUAKE. A magnitude-6.4 quake strikes Kaohsiung, Taiwan, causing some buildings to collapse on February 6, 2016. Photo courtesy of Zachary Lee/UDN TV

Body of missing Filipina found in earthquake-hit Taiwan

Feb 08, 2018 - 7:50 PM

Officials say at least 9 people were killed after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake hit the popular eastern tourist city of Hualien, Taiwan

DANGER ZONE. Rescue workers block off the area to search for survivors outside a building which tilted to one side after its foundation collapsed in Hualien after a strong 6.4-magnitude quake rocked eastern Taiwan early on February 7, 2018. Photo by Paul Yang/AFP

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 8, 2018

Feb 08, 2018 - 10:39 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Thursday.

Presidential Spokesperon Atty. Harry Roque responds to follow up question after the press briefing in Malacañang on January 23, 2018. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, February 7, 2018

Feb 07, 2018 - 11:41 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

A damaged vehicle stands in rubble outside the Marshal Hotel in Hualien, eastern Taiwan early February 7, 2018, after a strong earthquake struck the island. A hotel on the east coast of Taiwan has collapsed after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake, the government said. / AFP PHOTO / PAUL YANG / Taiwan OUT

Two dead, over 200 injured in Taiwan quake

Feb 07, 2018 - 2:20 AM

(UPDATED) A hotel and an apartment block were the worst hit by the quake in the port city of Hualien, according to the national fire agency

MARSHAL HOTEL COLLAPSE. Rescue workers search through rubble outside the Marshal Hotel in Hualien, eastern Taiwan early February 7, 2018, after a strong earthquake struck the island. Photo by AFP

Shallow quake hits southern Taiwan – USGS

Feb 11, 2017 - 11:02 AM

There are no reported deaths following Saturday s moderate 5 6 magnitude earthquake

Shaking felt in Taipei as 5.6-magnitude quake hits

May 12, 2016 - 12:01 PM

The shallow quake struck at a depth of 10 km 6 miles the US Geological Survey said just east of the coastal city of Yilan 60 kilometers from Taipei

5 charged over deadly Taiwan quake building collapse

Apr 07, 2016 - 6:00 PM

The collapse of the Wei kuan building during the 6 4 magnitude quake in the southern city of Tainan in February left 115 dead

COLLAPSED. Rescuers use heavy equipment to knockdown parts of a collapsed 17-storey apartment building, on the fourth day of searching for survivors in Tainan City, southern Taiwan, 09 February 2016. File photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Tragic tales of loss in Taiwan as search for quake survivors ends

Feb 14, 2016 - 1:45 PM

The 6 4 magnitude quake took the lives of 114 in a high rise complex in the southern city of Tainan in Taiwan

Taiwan to seize assets of collapsed building developer

Feb 12, 2016 - 2:46 PM

Pictures of the ruins show tin cans and foam were used as fillers in the concrete exacerbating public anger over the latest safety scandal to hit the island

COLLAPSED. Rescuers use heavy equipment to knockdown parts of a collapsed 17-storey apartment building, on the fourth day of searching for survivors in Tainan City, southern Taiwan, February 9, 2016. File photo by Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Taiwan developer grilled over building collapse after quake

Feb 10, 2016 - 1:06 PM

UPDATED The city government wants to freeze the developer s assets while he is under investigation

TOPPLED. A general view of the collapsed 17-story apartment building, on the fourth day of searching for survivors in Tainan City, southern Taiwan, February 9, 2016. Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Rescuers race for Taiwan quake victims as 'golden window' closes

Feb 09, 2016 - 12:28 PM

The city government and rescuers estimate more than 100 others could still be buried in the rubble of an apartment complex in the city of Tainan

A female survivor is carried away after being rescued from a collapsed building following the early February 6, 6.4 magnitude earthquake, in Tainan City, southern Taiwan, February 8, 2016. Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Two survivors rescued from rubble of Taiwan quake

Feb 08, 2016 - 1:02 PM

There are still more than 100 residents buried in the rubble of the building which was toppled by a 6 4 magnitude quake Saturday February 6

A soldier stands guard as rescuers (unseen) continue their search for survivors on the third day from a collapsed building following the February 6 6.4 magnitude earthquake, in Tainan City, southern Taiwan, February 8, 2016. Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

Rescuers race to save 118 missing after Taiwan quake

Feb 07, 2016 - 10:28 AM

UPDATED The rescue operation continues as authorities launch a probe into the collapse of an apartment complex

Photo by Zachary Lee/UDN TV

Survivors tell of quake horror in Taiwan

Feb 07, 2016 - 1:10 AM

I was scared awake by the quake and I held my wife and child until it stopped shaking recounts one survivor

TOPPLED. Rescue personnel work at the site of a collapsed building in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan on February 6, 2016, following a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake. Sam Yeh/AFP

14 dead, over 150 missing after Taiwan quake

Feb 06, 2016 - 8:54 AM

8th UPDATE The city of Tainan bears the brunt of the 6 4 magnitude quake The disaster zone centers on a residential complex containing almost 100 homes that are toppled

TAIWAN EARTHQUAKE. A magnitude-6.4 quake strikes Kaohsiung, Taiwan, causing some buildings to collapse on Februry 6, 2016. Photo courtesy of Zachary Lee/UDN TV

5.6-magnitude quake hits off Taiwan

Mar 19, 2014 - 9:07 PM

The center said the quake struck at 8:19 pm local time with its epicenter 67 kilometers east of the eastern city of Hualien at a depth of 16 2 kilometers

Strong earthquake hits Taiwan, shakes buildings in capital

Oct 31, 2013 - 9:00 PM

A magnitude 6 3 quake strikes eastern Taiwan shaking buildings in the capital Taipei

Magnitude 5.6 quake shakes Taiwan

Mar 07, 2013 - 12:14 PM

The quake s epicenter was located 36 km northwest of Hualien City and had a depth of 9 6 km