Taiwan Earthquake Disaster in Photos

February 5, 2016 11:54 pm Last Updated: February 6, 2016 12:06 am

A powerful, shallow earthquake struck southern Taiwan before dawn Saturday, collapsing two high-rise residential towers and killing at least five people and injuring hundreds. More than 220 people were pulled out from rubble, as rescuers raced against time to find dozens of others unaccounted for.

Rescue personnel and survivors at the site of a collapsed building in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan following a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck the island early on February 6, 2016. (JOHNSON LIU/AFP/Getty Images)
Rescue personnel and survivors at the site of a collapsed building in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan following a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck the island early on February 6, 2016. (JOHNSON LIU/AFP/Getty Images)

 

 

Rescue personnel search through debris at the site of a collapsed building in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan following a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck the island early on February 6, 2016. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Rescue personnel search through debris at the site of a collapsed building in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan following a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck the island early on February 6, 2016. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

 

Rescue personnel carry a survivor at the site of a collapsed building in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan following a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck the island early on February 6, 2016. (JOHNSON LIU/AFP/Getty Images)
Rescue personnel carry a survivor at the site of a collapsed building in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan following a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck the island early on February 6, 2016. (JOHNSON LIU/AFP/Getty Images)

 

 

Rescue workers carry a baby swaddled in a cloth from the rubble of a toppled building after an earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo)
Rescue workers carry a baby swaddled in a cloth from the rubble of a toppled building after an earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo)

 

Army soldiers search a toppled building an earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo)
Army soldiers search a toppled building an earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan, Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo)

 

 

Rescue workers guide a man from the rubble of a toppled building after an earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan, on Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo)
Rescue workers guide a man from the rubble of a toppled building after an earthquake in Tainan, Taiwan, on Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo)

 

Rescue personnel search through debris at the site of a collapsed building in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan following a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck the island early on February 6, 2016. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)
Rescue personnel search through debris at the site of a collapsed building in the southern Taiwanese city of Tainan following a strong 6.4-magnitude earthquake that struck the island early on February 6, 2016. (STR/AFP/Getty Images)