March 2013 Nantou earthquake
|UTC time||2013-03-27 02:03|
|Local date||March 27, 2013|
|Depth||19.4 kilometres (12 mi)|
|Areas affected||Taiwan (Nantou County, Taichung, Changhua County)|
|Max. intensity||V (Moderate)|
|Casualties||1 dead, 97 injured|
The 2013 Nantou earthquake struck central Taiwan with a moment magnitude of 5.9 and a maximum Mercalli intensity of V (Moderate) on March 27 at 10:03 a.m. local time. The epicenter was located in mountainous terrain in Ren'ai Township, Nantou County, Taiwan, not far from Sun Moon Lake.
News reports indicate that a 72-year-old woman was killed by being crushed by a collapsing wall and 97 people were injured. Most of the injuries were in Taichung. The earthquake caused two fires and stopped five elevators, trapping people inside. This earthquake could be felt in Hong Kong, Fujian, and Zhejiang, China.
ROC Premier Jiang Yi-huah initiated a cabinet emergency task force to work with the relevant agencies to respond to the earthquake situation. He also urged the relevant government agencies to reassess the safety standard for any local infrastructure buildings.
- PRC—ARATS expressed their concern to the earthquake damage and called for continued communication for any new development after the quake.
- Japan—Sumio Tarui, representative of Japan's Interchange Association sent his sympathy, expressing his condolences to the deceased and best wishes to the injured.
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