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At least 2 dead following Taiwan earthquake

At least two people are dead and 144 more were injured after a powerful 6.4-magnitude earthquake shook the eastern Taiwanese city of Hualien, located about 70 miles south of Taipei, per the AP. Multiple buildings, including a hotel with 30 people trapped inside, collapsed in the quake, per Reuters.

The details: The tremor, which hit at 11:50 p.m. about 12 miles off the island's east coast, is the latest in a string to strike Taiwan in recent days, including a 6.1 earthquake that took place nearby on Sunday.