Mag 6.4 Earthquake near Pingtung, Taiwan

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. . . . a shallow 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck before dawn Saturday, leaving still others trapped inside.
http://news.yahoo.com/6-4-magnitude-earthquake-strikes-southern-taiwan-210602384.html [Broken]

Nearest major cities are Tainan and Kaohsiung.

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20004y6h#general_region

Time: 2016-02-05 19:57:27 (UTC)

Distance from major cities:
  1. 28km (17mi) NE of Pingtung, Taiwan
  2. 35km (22mi) SE of Yujing, Taiwan
  3. 46km (29mi) NE of Kaohsiung, Taiwan
  4. 48km (30mi) ESE of Tainan, Taiwan
  5. 672km (418mi) E of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Location (Lat, Long) = 22.871 °N 120.668 °E
Depth = 23.0 km (14.3 mi); shallow

The Maanshan NPP is about 100 km (62 miles) SSE of Pingtung. It doesn't seem to be affected, but I haven't seen any news from Taipower. Hopefully, there will be a statement for AEC or Taipower in the next 12 to 24 hours.
 
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Apparently it took down a 17 story building!
Apparently, 13 stories completely collapsed, and 4 are still intact.

A mag 6.4 earthquake at 23 km from the surface is pretty significant.

I've been bounced around by a mag 6.3 which was on the other side of some mountains 60 miles away. I was very impressed by the energy at that distance.
 
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last nite's news , that had risen to 7

recorded it well on my seismo ....
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last nite's news , that had risen to 7

It has subsequently risen to 17.
 
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