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Strong Earthquake Hits Taiwan's East Coast; See Pictures

World | Associated Press | February 7, 2018, 4:42 pm
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 Rescuers continue to search a collapsed apartment building following a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan on February 8, 2018. (Image: AP)

Rescuers continue to search a collapsed apartment building following a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan on February 8, 2018. (Image: AP)

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 Rescuers continue to search a collapsed apartment building following a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

Rescuers continue to search a collapsed apartment building following a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 Rescuers prepare to remove a victim recovered from a building collapsed after a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

Rescuers prepare to remove a victim recovered from a building collapsed after a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 Rescuers carry a victim recovered from a collapsed building following a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

Rescuers carry a victim recovered from a collapsed building following a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 Family members wait during the ongoing rescue operation at a collapsed building following a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

Family members wait during the ongoing rescue operation at a collapsed building following a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 A rescuer looks at a broken pillar during a search operation at an apartment building collapsed after a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

A rescuer looks at a broken pillar during a search operation at an apartment building collapsed after a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 Rescuers work inside a leaning building collapsed after a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

Rescuers work inside a leaning building collapsed after a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 Two police officers guard outside of a collapsed apartment building in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

Two police officers guard outside of a collapsed apartment building in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 A residential building leans on a collapsed first floor following an earthquake on February. 7, 2018, in Hualien, southern Taiwan. Rescue crews continue to try free people from damaged buildings after a strong earthquake hit near Taiwan's east coast and killed at least four people. (Image: AP)

A residential building leans on a collapsed first floor following an earthquake on February. 7, 2018, in Hualien, southern Taiwan. Rescue crews continue to try free people from damaged buildings after a strong earthquake hit near Taiwan's east coast and killed at least four people. (Image: AP)

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 Several steel pillars support to an apartment building collapsed and leaning after a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

Several steel pillars support to an apartment building collapsed and leaning after a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 Rescuers work on a search operation at an apartment building collapsed after a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

Rescuers work on a search operation at an apartment building collapsed after a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 An official inspects the failed foundation pillars during a continued search operation at an apartment building collapsed after a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

An official inspects the failed foundation pillars during a continued search operation at an apartment building collapsed after a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 Fireman hoses down a collapsed building following an earthquake in Hualien, southern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

Fireman hoses down a collapsed building following an earthquake in Hualien, southern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 A rescue team searches for the missing in a collapsed apartment building in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

A rescue team searches for the missing in a collapsed apartment building in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 Rescuers work on a search operation at an apartment building collapsed after a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

Rescuers work on a search operation at an apartment building collapsed after a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 Rescuers work on a search operation at an apartment building collapsed after a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

Rescuers work on a search operation at an apartment building collapsed after a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 A residential building leans on a collapsed first floor following an earthquake in Hualien, southern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

A residential building leans on a collapsed first floor following an earthquake in Hualien, southern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 Rescuers work on a search operation at an apartment building collapsed after a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

Rescuers work on a search operation at an apartment building collapsed after a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 Rescuers work on a search operation at an apartment building collapsed after a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

Rescuers work on a search operation at an apartment building collapsed after a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, center, is briefed at the site of a collapsed building from an earthquake in Hualien, southeastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen, center, is briefed at the site of a collapsed building from an earthquake in Hualien, southeastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 A passerby walks behind cracks on a street after an earthquake hit Hualien, Taiwan. (Image: Reuters)

A passerby walks behind cracks on a street after an earthquake hit Hualien, Taiwan. (Image: Reuters)

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 Rescuers search for people at an apartment building collapsed after a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

Rescuers search for people at an apartment building collapsed after a strong earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

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 A firefighter looks for survivors in Hualien. (Image: Reuters)

A firefighter looks for survivors in Hualien. (Image: Reuters)

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 Rescuers save a dog from inside a damaged hotel after an earthquake hit Hualien, Taiwan. (Image: Reuters)

Rescuers save a dog from inside a damaged hotel after an earthquake hit Hualien, Taiwan. (Image: Reuters)

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 In this photo released by Hualien County Fire Bureau, rescuers are seen entering an building that collapsed onto its side from an early morning earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan on Wednesday. (Image: AP)

In this photo released by Hualien County Fire Bureau, rescuers are seen entering an building that collapsed onto its side from an early morning earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan on Wednesday. (Image: AP)

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 In this photo released by Hualien County Fire Bureau, Taiwanese people watching a building that collapsed on its side from an early morning earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)

In this photo released by Hualien County Fire Bureau, Taiwanese people watching a building that collapsed on its side from an early morning earthquake in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan. (Image: AP)