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7.2 magnitude earthquake in Hualien shocks tourists in Los Angeles, mother hugs her child and hides under the table

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7.2 magnitude earthquake in Hualien shocks tourists in Los Angeles, mother hugs her child and hides under the table

At 7:58 a.m. on April 3 (Wednesday), Taiwan time, a strong earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Ruis scale struck Hualien.EarthquakeThe epicenter of the earthquake was located in Heping Township of Hualien. The earthquake caused intense tremors to be felt throughout Taiwan, with a maximum intensity of 6 in Heping Township.MRTThe system temporarily stopped working, and within a short time after the main earthquake, several aftershocks were felt across Taiwan.

los angelesOverseas Chinese leader Zhang Guoxing returned to Taiwan for a visit this time and stayed in a hotel in the Dan District of Taipei City. He recalled feeling strong tremors in his room on the 29th floor. The hotel manager immediately reminded guests that aftershocks could occur and asked guests to remain calm. After the earthquake, many people also received notifications from the National Warning System on their mobile phones, providing important information such as the epicenter of the earthquake.

Cindy, a Taiwanese expatriate Chinese living in Taipei, also shared her personal experience. When the earthquake struck, the scene was emotionally chaotic. Many mothers from foreign families held their children and hid under the table. The scene was filled with sounds of crying and emotional breakdown. He praised the professionalism and dedication of the hotel’s waiters. He guided guests to safety without regard for his personal safety. A waiter insisted on taking him and another foreigner to a safe area. She was deeply impressed by his actions in saving people. ,

After the earthquake, waiters carefully consoled emotionally unstable guests, and especially helped crying mothers wipe their tears. This scene was heart touching. But as the shocks arrive, many people are still emotionally stressed.

It is being told that after the strong earthquake, buildings collapsed at many places in Hualien. In addition, disasters such as building roof collapse have also occurred in Tainan, Kaohsiung and other places.

The roof of an office in Tainan collapsed due to the strong earthquake. (provided by readers)


The strong earthquake that struck Tainan not only caused the office roof to collapse, but office stationery cabinets and other furniture also collapsed due to the intense vibration.  (Reading...
The strong earthquake that struck Tainan not only caused the office roof to collapse, but office stationery cabinets and other furniture also collapsed due to the intense vibration. (provided by readers)

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