Hotel Lights Shake as Magnitude 6.8 Earthquake Hits Taiwan

Lights in the lobby of a hotel shook in in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, as a 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the country on Sunday, September 18.

According to Taiwan’s Central Meteorological Administration, the earthquake hit in the early afternoon and had a depth of 4.3 miles (7 km). The worst affected areas were in the southeast of the island nation.

Further aftershocks continued to hit Taiwan since the earthquake, the administration said.

Local police said at least 17 people were injured in the worst affected Hualien County.

Video posted by Twitter user @gato6539 shows lights swinging and clashing with each other in the lobby of the Marriot Hotel Kaohsiung in southwest Taiwan. Credit: @gato6539 via Storyful

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