A 6.5 magnitude earthquake shakes Taiwan, Sunday, June 2, 2013 as confirmed by Reuters. It struck 24 miles southeast of the city of T’ai-chung at the depth of 9 miles according to U. S Geological Survey.
It also affected Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. Such magnitude may cause several damages as the island sits in the so-called ring of fire around the Pacific Ocean.
According to Taiwan television, a gas explosion was heard in the center of the island, but so far no details yet. As of this writing, no reports on damages or threat of tsunami have been reported yet.
Taiwan is located in a seismic active zone on the Pacific Ring of Fire. According to Wikipedia, geologist have identified 42 active faults on the island.
The most recent major earthquake was on September 21, 1999 which claimed 2,415 lives as noted from Wikipedia.
By: Anthony Derayunan