An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 shakes the coast Taiwan on Monday (9/5).
Several buildings in Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, were shaken by the earthquake. As reported AFPlocal television stations reported tremors were felt across the island.
Meanwhile, the amount of damage and casualties caused by this earthquake is still unknown.
According to the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the source of the earthquake was at a depth of 27 kilometers offshore. The source of the earthquake was about 70 kilometers from Yonakuni, one of the islands belonging to Japan.
Taiwan and the surrounding area are frequently hit by earthquakes because of their proximity to two tectonic plates.
In March, a magnitude 6.7 earthquake rocked the east coast of Taiwan. As a result of this earthquake, one person was injured and a bridge in the area collapsed.