An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 on the Richter scale shook today the eastern city of Hualien, about 200 kilometers from the Taiwanese capital, Taipei, without so far has been reported victims.
According to the island's Central Meteorological Office, the quake occurred 18.8 kilometers deep at 13.01 local time (05.01 GMT Thursday), 24.06 degrees north latitude and 121.54 degrees east longitude. .
The earthquake of 6.1 was followed by two replicas of magnitude 4.1 and 3.1 after 16 and 31 minutes, respectively.
In Taipei, the earthquake triggered panic and left dozens of people locked in elevators as they shook the capital with an intensity of four points on a seven-level scale.
Also, a building in the Taiwanese capital received the impact of the earthquake and was tilted, leaning on another.
Taiwan's high-speed train and Taipei subway system have interrupted operations, but there are still no reports of casualties and damages in Hualien, the city most affected by this earthquake.
On February 4, 2018, an earthquake measuring 6.4 on the scale of Ritcher hit that same city, causing 17 deaths.