Taiwan Shaken by 6.5-Magnitude Quake, Woman Hurt by Rockfall

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
October 24, 2021 Updated: October 24, 2021

TAIPEI, Taiwan—An earthquake shook Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, on Sunday and caused falling rocks that injured a woman and damaged a car. No deaths were reported.

The 6.5-magnitude quake struck at 1:11 p.m. and was centered near Yilan, a city about 22 miles east of Taipei near the northeastern coast, according to the Central Weather Bureau. It was followed seconds later by a 5.4-magnitude quake.

Buildings in Taipei swayed. The subway and some other mass transit services were suspended.

A woman was injured by falling rocks in Taroko National Park in Hualien County, south of Yilan, the Central News Agency reported. It said one car on a highway was damaged also by falling rocks but no one was injured.