TAIPEI, Feb 8 — Taiwan was hit by an earthquake of 5.7 magnitude on the eastern coast of the island, the government said late last night.
The government said the earthquake took place late last night near Hualien, the same area as a strong quake on Tuesday and where recovery efforts are still ongoing.
The US Geological Survey said the quake was 21 km northeast of the city at a depth of 11 km.
At least seven people were killed and 67 were still missing from the earthquake in the popular tourist city of Hualien as of late last night, the government said in a statement. — Reuters