7 people reported injured in Taipei after magnitude 6.1 quake strikes E. Taiwan

7 people suffer injuries in Taipei after magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocks Hualien, Taiwan

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People being rescued from elevator. (New Taipei City Fire Department photo)

People being rescued from elevator. (New Taipei City Fire Department photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- Seven people have been reported as being injured in Taipei after a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck Xiulin Township in Hualien County at 1:01 p.m. this afternoon.

The epicenter of the temblor was 10.6 kilometers northwest of Hualien County Hall at a shallow depth of 18.8 kilometers. Hualien recorded an intensity level of 7 from the quake, while Taipei City registered an intensity level of 4.

As of 2:30 p.m. today, seven people were reported to have suffered injuries in Taipei, according to CNA. Of whom, four suffered contusions, two sustained burns, and one took a fall.

The Taipei Emergency Operation Center reports 22 incidents, including 7 reports of falling debris, six instances of water stoppages, and six cases of people being trapped in elevators, one downed power line, and two leaning buildings.

After the Taipei MRT was temporarily shut down as a precaution, service was resumed at 2:30 p.m.