“A series of earthquakes is rocking Taiwan, leaving two dead and more than 100 injured, according to The Associated Press, which cites Taiwan’s premier, William Lai.
“The shaking started late Tuesday night local time, toppling buildings, destroying one bridge and buckling paved streets along the island’s eastern coast.
“The quakes continue to jolt the area near Hualien County through early Wednesday morning.
“The latest AP tally reports 144 people injured.
“Four buildings have collapsed and one bridge has been damaged, Taiwan’s National Fire Agency told ABC News.
“The largest quake so far was reported at 11:50 p.m. Tuesday night local time, registered at magnitude 6.4 by the United States Geological Survey.
“The Central Weather Bureau, which tracks seismic activity in Taiwan, reported the epicenter of the earthquake was at sea about 18.3 kilometers (11 miles) north of Hualien City.”
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