Multiple buildings collapse, casualties unknown in 6.4 quake in Taiwan
According to EpochTimes, China, seven people were slightly injured in a retail market in Tainan. Another person was slightly injured in the Quy Nhon district.
The epicenter of the quake was located at a shallow depth of 6.2 miles (10 km), some 19 miles (31 km) east-southeast of Tainan, the USGS said.
The quake has been described as "enormous" and "a big one" on social media.
The USGS has warned that a magnitude 6.4 earthquake is capable of causing “severe damage.” Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau also measured a second quake of 4.3 magnitude in Tainan, Reuters reported.
Local authorities in Tainan have said that they have formed an emergency response center following the quake.