At least 6 dead, more than 50 missing after major Taiwan quake

At least six people have been killed and over 250 injured by the magnitude-6.4 earthquake that hit Taiwan, officials said Wednesday.

Tuesday's quake had a epicenter located in Hualien County and struck at a shallow depth of 6.2 miles. After the main quake, a level 7 intensity was felt in Hualien County for 70 seconds -- causing multiple buildings to collapse and trapping people under rubble.

The number of missing continues to drop as rescue work resumed and survivors are pulled from rubble and damaged buildings. At least 51 people are still missing, officials said.

Dozens of aftershocks were reported after the quake Tuesday, as more than 600 military members and 750 firefighters helped to clear damage.

Source: UPI