TAIWAN (Reuters) – The powerful earthquake of April 8 that killed more than 6,000 people in northern China killed more people than a magnitude 7.0 earthquake on the same site, a state-run news agency said, citing a government report.
The earthquake hit the city of Taiwan at about 4 a.m.
(0400 GMT) and killed at least 923 people, it said, without giving the cause.
The quake, which was centered at a fault on a small island, was felt across northern China and was felt from the capital Beijing to northern Xinjiang province.
There were no immediate reports of damage, but some buildings collapsed, the report said.
The official Xinhua news agency also said the epicenter was a fault located at the base of the Taipei City mountain.
A local government official said the quake’s epicentre was at a small mountain peak, but did not give a further details.
Taiwan’s disaster management agency said the city’s three major fault lines were in good condition.
There was no immediate word on whether the quake had damaged the nearby mountains.
A massive landslide at a nearby mountain triggered by a landslide last week killed a total of 873 people, according to the latest official tally, and caused more than $4 billion in damages.