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Photos: The aftermath of a 6.4 magnitude earthquake in Taiwan

Rescue workers search through rubble outside the Marshal Hotel in Hualien, eastern Taiwan early Feb. 7, after a strong earthquake struck the island.
Rescue workers search through rubble outside the Marshal Hotel in Hualien, eastern Taiwan early Feb. 7, after a strong earthquake struck the island.
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A 6.4 magnitude earthquake shook the city of Hualien, Taiwan at 11:50 PM local time, the BBC reports. Two were killed and more than 100 injured, Reuters reports. There are reports of a collapsed hotel, with many individuals still trapped. The earliest images seen through social media show damaged buildings and roads.

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

Rescue services search for people in a damaged building in Hualien on Feb. 7.
Rescue services search for people in a damaged building in Hualien on Feb. 7.
Image: Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA
Rescue services search for people in a damaged building in Hualien on Feb. 7.
Rescue services search for people in a damaged building in Hualien on Feb. 7.
Image: Ritchie B. Tongo/EPA

 

A damaged building in Hualien.
A damaged building in Hualien.
Image: EPA
A building that collapsed onto its side from an early morning earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan on Feb. 7.
A building that collapsed onto its side from an early morning earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan on Feb. 7.
Image: Hualien County Fire Bureau via AP
A building that collapsed on its side from an early morning earthquake in Hualien County.
A building that collapsed on its side from an early morning earthquake in Hualien County.
Image: Hualien County Fire Bureau via AP
The surface of a road in Hualien City popped up after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake.
The surface of a road in Hualien City popped up after a magnitude 6.4 earthquake.
Image: EPA
The aftermaths of earth quake in Hualien, Taiwan.
The aftermaths of earth quake in Hualien, Taiwan.
Image: Yu Ting Lu via Reuters