6.0 magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake hit the Asian island at 5:28 AM on Thursday.

What We Know:

  • A 60-year-old woman was killed after a closet fell on her during the quake, ABS-CBN reported.
  • The quake shook the island’s capital, Taipei.
  • Thousands of homes were left without power after the natural disaster. This quake is mild in comparison to the 1999 7.6-magnitude earthquake that killed more than 2,400 people on the island.
  • Another 4.6-magnitude earthquake hit Yilan, at 7:02 AM.

  • The island is also bracing for the impact of typhoon Lekima, which is expected to hit Thursday evening.
  • The typhoon is expected to bring 150 mph winds, strong waves, and heavy rainfall. Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau has issued a weather advisory to its citizens in anticipation of the powerful storm.

Hope everyone stays safe during this storm.