Taiwan: February 6, 2018, 11:50 PM, Hualien, eastern coast of Taiwan was hit by a 6.4 Magnitude earthquake. The epicenter of the earthquake was estimated 14 miles northeast of Hualien. It is the strongest in the series of quakes that have been hitting Taiwan since February 4th.
The earthquake tipped 4 buildings and has claimed the lives of 9 people, injuring 266 people and with 62 more still missing and believed to still be trapped inside the buildings. Residents have taken shelter inside a local stadium due to the continuing aftershocks. Search and rescue operations are still ongoing even with the continuous aftershocks.
Hualien is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Taiwan and is less populated than the western side due to its mountainous terrain.
According to one of our church leaders in Taiwan, we do not have any affected churches or church members from this catastrophe.
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- For the families who lost a loved one or who have been affected by the earthquake.
- For the strength of the search and rescue teams.
- For the safety of the people as there are still a lot of aftershocks.