|Taiwan, Province Of China : Earthquake : 1999/10|
|Taiwan, Province Of China|
|Outline||A strong earthquake struck southern Taiwan on Friday, toppling 15 buidings, setting off fires, and sending a reported 200 people to hospitals.
There were no immediate reports of deaths after the 6.4 magnitude quake, but newspapers said that at least 200 people were injured.
Friday's quake struck at 10:19 a.m (0219 GMT) and its epicenter was 2.5 kilometers (1.5 miles) north of the city of Chiayi. About 80 aftershocks followed but only a few were strong enough to be felt, including 5.1- and 6-magnitude tremors.
|Human Impact||Physical Impact||Others|
|Losses in the industrial zones of Chiayi were estimated at 25 million Taiwan dollars (780,000 US), according to the Economic Daily News.
The rescue centre said 15 houses collapsed or were damaged, while the China Times said more than seven residential buildings collapsed and 49 houses were seriously damaged.
|OCHA Situation Report No. 1 1999/10/22|
|323 people were injured and hospitalized throughout Chiayi city and county due to the tremor. No deaths have been reported.||A series of fire incidents occurred and tens of thousands of homes were left without electricity. About 15 buildings have either collapsed or were seriously damaged.|