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Multiple buildings have collapsed in Taiwan after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake

By Svati Kirsten Narula

This post will be updated as more information becomes available.

An earthquake measuring 6.4 on the Richter scale occurred in Taiwan in the early morning hours of Saturday, Feb. 6, according to the US Geological Survey. Several residential buildings near Tainan, a city on the southern end of the island, have reportedly collapsed.

No casualties have been reported yet, but government officials in Tainan are setting up an emergency response team, the BBC reports.