China News Service, March 23. According to the China Earthquake Network Center, 8 earthquakes occurred in Taiwan early this morning.

According to Taiwan media reports, as of now, the 6.6-magnitude earthquake that occurred in the waters of Taitung County at 1:41 was the largest, with a focal depth of 20 kilometers.

The earthquake caused strong tremors across the island.

In addition, Fuzhou, Quanzhou, Xiamen and other areas in Fujian Province felt the earthquake obviously.

Image source: Official Weibo of the National Earthquake Network

  According to Taiwan media reports, in the 6.6-magnitude earthquake that occurred at 1:41 a.m., Taitung County was the closest to the epicenter, and could feel the strongest obvious shaking, about 2 minutes before and after the shaking.

  Fire brigades in Taitung County conducted a disaster investigation and report after the earthquake. Among them, an 88-year-old man from Changbin Township was suspected of being injured by a falling window, causing a head injury and was sent to the hospital by firefighters for first aid.

The Yuli Yuxing Bridge under construction in Hualien is suspected to have collapsed because the foundation of the newly built bridge is not completely fixed.

Image source: Provided by Taiwan United News Network Hualien County Fire Department

  Multiple earthquakes have also caused many road sections in Taitung's Changbin Township and Donghe Township to collapse or fall rocks.

In addition, the Yuxing Bridge in Yuli Town, Hualien, under construction, is suspected to have not been completely fixed and the new bridge foundation has collapsed, so it has been closed immediately.

  Some Chiayi citizens commented on social media, "This kind of shaking in the middle of the night is very scary", "It's so powerful and super scary", "I almost ran away with the child", "I was scared to death", "Can't sleep"; Chiayi City Fire Department It said that it has sent personnel to investigate and report the disaster, and there is no report of the disaster, and there is no relevant phone call.

The earthquake caused sporadic rockfalls to fall to the road.

Image source: Provided by the Taiwan United News Network Police

  Chen Guochang, director of the Earthquake Prediction Center of the Taiwan Meteorological Department, said that the epicenter of the 6.6-magnitude earthquake was located where the Philippine Sea plate collided with the Eurasian plate. earthquake.

  Zheng Mingdian, head of Taiwan's meteorological department, reminded on social media that after the earthquake, aftershocks continued, and possible rainfall, please avoid using mountain roads.