YEMEN Press Agency

6-magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan

SANAA, Aug. 8 (YPA) – An earthquake measuring six on the Richter scale hit Taiwan island on Thursday, causing a power outage, according to Reuters.

The Taiwan Meteorological Office said the quake had a magnitude of 6 and occurred 22.5 km below the surface and caused power cuts to more than 1,300 homes in the capital Taipei.

Skyscrapers in the country’s largest city shook at a time when railway transport was partially suspended in Yilan County, and drivers were warned to reduce their speeds to 60 km per hour.

There was no statement from the Taiwan authorities on whether the quake caused deaths or injuries.