The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-6.4 earthquake hit southern Taiwan early Saturday morning. Residential buildings in Tainan sustained significant damage, and rescue efforts continue. The Associated Press reports that at least 14 people have been killed and over 400 have been injured. Over 100 people are reported missing.
An American teacher living in the country told the Los Angeles Times, "It was not a rolling, gentle earthquake, but a violent jerking motion. The walls were shaking and you could hear the building and windows moving. It lasted at least a minute, with swaying afterwards."
Taiwan is no stranger to earthquakes — it's located between two tectonic plates. In 1999, a magnitude-7.6 quake killed more than 2,300 people in the country. (Video via CNN)
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