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Fortunately, it did not hit the Keelung Tower mid-stream. The group’s old home in Keelung city was torn to pieces.

An old brick house on the second floor at the intersection of Yiyi 1st Road and Zinsi Road in downtown Keelung.EarthquakeThe rear beams and columns shook, and the brick columns of the second floor and the brick walls of the triangular window fell to the sidewalk. Neighboring residents said that after the opening of Keelung Tower, it is common for sightseeing buses to park in the parking lot. East Bank Pier from 10 am, and groups of tourists came by the old building. On the sidewalk outside the house, we went to see the tower. Fortunately, the earthquake occurred at 8 o’clock, otherwise many people could have been affected.

An earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of Hualien this morning. It was felt throughout Taiwan. The maximum intensity in Keelung was 4. In December last year, the city government declared two old brick houses located at the intersection of Yiyi 1st Road and Xinxi 4th Road as dangerous. The owners were to move out before the end of January this year and demolish them before the end of April. , No one was living in the house when the earthquake occurred.

After the earthquake, in an old house at the intersection of Yiyi Road and Xinxi Road in Keelung City, two sections of brick pillars in front of the second-floor triangular window were completely broken, and all the masonry and roof tiles of the outer wall were broken. Gone. Fell on the road and footpath. Police and fire personnel have cordoned off the incident site to prevent accidents. The city government assisted the homeowner in moving items out of the house in the morning, and demolition is expected to begin in the afternoon.

A resident of Zinsi Road near his old home said that when the earthquake struck, a driver on Zinsi Road might have parked his car in front of his house due to the shaking. If he continued moving forward, he could hit bricks and stones.

After Keelung Tower was opened to visitors, it became an emerging attraction in Keelung. In addition to attracting local people, many tourist groups from other counties and cities also included it as an attraction. The passenger tour bus will be parked in the parking lot of the East Coast Visitor Center, and tourists will then go along Xinxi Road to Keelung Tower. Residents of Xinsi Road said they now see tour groups arriving at 10 a.m. every day. If the brick walls of their old houses collapse after an earthquake, if they pass through them, the number of casualties could be huge.

Brick pillars and brick walls fell onto the sidewalk on the second floor of an old house at the intersection of Yiyi 1 Road and Xinxi Road in Keelung city. Neighbors said it was fortunate that no group visitors to Keelung Tower passed by, otherwise they could have injured and killed several people. (Reporter Qiu Ruijie/Photography)


An old house at the intersection of Yiyi 1 Road and Xinsi Road in downtown Keelung was destroyed by the earthquake.  The city government assisted the owner in removing the items and demolished it in the afternoon.  (Reporter Qiu Ruijie...
An old house at the intersection of Yiyi 1 Road and Xinsi Road in downtown Keelung was destroyed by the earthquake. The city government assisted the owner in removing the items and demolished it in the afternoon. (Reporter Qiu Ruijie/Photography)


Brick pillars and brick walls fell onto the sidewalk on the second floor of an old house at the intersection of Yiyi 1 Road and Xinxi Road in Keelung city.  Neighbors said it was a good thing he didn't go to Keelung Tower...
Brick pillars and brick walls fell onto the sidewalk on the second floor of an old house at the intersection of Yiyi 1 Road and Xinxi Road in Keelung city. Neighbors said it was fortunate that no group visitors to Keelung Tower passed by, otherwise they could have injured and killed several people. (Reporter Qiu Ruijie/Photography)


Brick pillars and brick walls fell onto the sidewalk on the second floor of an old house at the intersection of Yiyi 1 Road and Xinxi Road in Keelung city.  Neighbors said it was a good thing he didn't go to Keelung Tower...
Brick pillars and brick walls fell onto the sidewalk on the second floor of an old house at the intersection of Yiyi 1 Road and Xinxi Road in Keelung city. Neighbors said it was fortunate that no group visitors to Keelung Tower passed by, otherwise they could have injured and killed several people. (Reporter Qiu Ruijie/Photography)


Brick pillars and brick walls fell onto the sidewalk on the second floor of an old house at the intersection of Yiyi 1 Road and Xinxi Road in Keelung city.  Neighbors said it was a good thing they didn't go to Keelung Tower...
Brick pillars and brick walls crashed onto the sidewalk on the second floor of an old house at the intersection of Yiyi 1 Road and Xinxi Road in Keelung city. Neighbors said it was fortunate that no group visitors to Keelung Tower passed by, otherwise they might have hit several people. (Reporter Qiu Ruijie/Photography)

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