A strong earthquake of 6.3 magnitude strikes in the north-east of Taiwan. According to the Weather Bureau, strong earthquake tremors have been felt in the capital Taipei. According to the Weather Bureau, due to the strong tremors of the earthquake, buildings in the capital Taipei were seen shaking for a while.
Taipei: In an unfortunate incident, a strong earthquake tremors felt in the north-east of Taiwan. The intensity of the earthquake has been measured at 6.3 on the Richter scale on Monday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported. The quake occurred at 18:51:23 (UTC+05:30) and the depth was registered at 183.5 km.
The German Research Center for Geosciences (GFZ) said the quake occurred at 18:51:23 (UTC+05:30) and the depth was registered at 183.5 km. People have come out of their homes due to fear of earthquake. No information regarding any loss of life or property has been revealed so far.
According to USGS, the epicentre of the earthquake was found to be at latitude: 26.434°N and longitude: 125.303°E, respectively. No reports of casualties have surfaced yet.
The deadliest earthquake occurred in Taiwan on September 21, 1999, killing thousands of people and causing billions of dollars in damage.
This earth is mainly made up of four layers, which are called inner core, outer core, mantle and crust. The crust and the upper mantle are called the lithosphere. These are 50 kilometers thick layers, which are called tectonic plates. These tectonic plates keep on moving from their place, keep on rotating, keep on sliding. These plates usually move about 4-5 mm from their place every year.
They can move from their place both horizontally and vertically. In this sequence, sometimes a plate moves closer to another plate and some moves away. During this, sometimes these plates collide with each other. In such a situation, an earthquake occurs and the earth shakes. These plates are about 30-50 km below the surface.