Earthquake in Taiwan

A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.4 on the Richter scale struck off the east coast of Taiwan near Hualien City. Many homes, buildings, bridges, and roads were damaged. Over 200 people have been injured.

Taiwan is an island at a distance of about 100 miles (160 km) from mainland China. The status of Taiwan is a controversy. Taiwan has its own government and runs its own economy. China considers Taiwan to be a part of itself. Many countries agree with this but still do business with Taiwan as if it is a separate nation. Many Taiwanese want Taiwan to be an independent country.

Here is a video about China and Taiwan, and another about earthquakes.

Image Credits: for the image of Taiwan’s earthquake location
Sources:, NowThis World