Taiwan Suffers from Two Major Earthquakes


In Regional news – a major earthquake ravaged Taiwan, killing at least one person and injuring many more.

Reporting on the event is PNC’s Don Sulat.

The island of Taiwan was rocked by 2 major earthquakes over the weekend, with a 6.4 magnitude quake hitting the island on Saturday, followed by a 6.8 quake hitting the island shortly after on Sunday.

According to ABC News, at least 1 person died and 9 people had minor injuries so far.

Moreover, ABC News says that following the Quakes destruction, a 3 story building was toppled – which trapped 4 people inside which included 1 baby, along with leaving around 400 tourists stuck on a mountainside, and knocking part of a passenger train off its tracks.

Viral videos also show a sports center toppling down as the quake hit the island.

Following the major earthquakes, Guam’s Offices of Homeland Security and Civil Defense said that there is no tsunami threat to both Guam and the CNMI.

Moreover, Governor Lou Leon Guerrero said that Adelup will be monitoring for any developments to assess their options and to help those affected and to help 1st responders.

ABC News says that more than 7,000 households are without power in Yuli, along with their water pipes being damaged.

The quake was felt at the north end of Taiwan at its capital, Taipai.

Reporting for the Pacific News Center
I’m Don Sulat

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Born and raised on the island of Saipan, Don moved to Guam in the Spring of 2016 to pursue higher education at the University of Guam. It was at UOG that Don discovered his passion for keeping his peers politically informed. Prior to joining PNC Don gained professional and life experience through a variety of odd jobs ranging from an administrative assistant to a bouncer to a luxury retail salesman. In his free time, you can find him flying his drone or doing landscape and portrait photography. Don joined the PNC News Team not only to broaden his writing skill but also to challenge himself to get in front of the camera, ultimately furthering his passion to promote an informed and politically engaged Mariånas. Don's beat is Court, Crime, and Regional and is also PNC's Lead Reporter.

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