BREAKING: 2 Dead, 150 Injured After Massive Earthquake

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Two people were killed and nearly 150 people were injured after a 6.4 magnitude earthquake struck Tuesday near the coast of Taiwan, leaving several people trapped under the rubble of toppled buildings, according to local reports and postings on social media.

Taiwan’s premier said at least 144 people were injured after the earthquake hit the east coast of Taiwan, about 14 miles east-northeast of Hualian, Fox News reports.

The quake hit at 11.50pm  around 13 miles northeast of the port city Hua-lien, according to the United States Geological Survey. Preliminary information stated the quake was about six miles deep.

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Another 5.1 magnitude tremor was felt shortly after.

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Pictures posted on social media show the entire hotel leaning to one side as emergency services evacuate people from inside.

“Houses in Hualien after magnitude 6.0 earthquake.

Dramatic photos of damage after the quake showed Marshal Hotel in Hualien partially collapsed, according to the Taiwan Observer. Rescue teams were responding to the area and people were believed to be trapped in the hotel.

“Marshal in before and after the of tonight. Columns did not resist as we can see.

Another building called the Beautiful Life Hotel was also tilting. Several roads were extensively damaged.

It’s unclear if anyone was injured.

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Our hearts and prayers go out to all involved.

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