Taiwan earthquake: Spine-chilling scenes of horror caught on camera | WATCH

Taiwan, located along the Pacific "Ring of Fire," a chain of seismic faults that encircles the Pacific Ocean and is the epicenter of most earthquakes worldwide. Over the years, countless tremors have shaken Taiwan.

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On Wednesday, during the early morning rush hour, Taiwan experienced its largest earthquake in 25 years, which caused damage to buildings and roadways as well as the deaths of four individuals. 

Destruction like no other!

A five-story Hualien building that had collapsed its first level and was tilting the remaining floors 45 degrees appeared to have sustained significant damage. Tiles from more recent office buildings in Taipei's capital city, as well as trash from certain construction sites, fell. Although the earthquake occurred shortly before 8 a.m. at the busiest part of the morning, the island, which is prone to earthquakes and regularly exercises drills at schools and posts alerts on social media and mobile phones, saw a rapid decrease in panic.

What is Taiwan's position in relation to the Ring of Fire? 

Many earthquakes and volcanic eruptions take place along the Ring of Fire, a significant region in the Pacific Ocean basin. A practically constant sequence of oceanic trenches, volcanic arcs, volcanic belts, and plate movements are connected to this horseshoe-shaped zone.

It spans a large area that begins in New Zealand and extends to southern Chile via Indonesia, the northern borders of Australia, Japan, the Bering Strait, and the west coast of the Americas.

Catch the mammoth travesty:


Along the untamed coastline, about 127 people are stuck in collapsed tunnels and on steep roadways.  Strong tremors were reported in Taipei, the capital city, more than 100 kilometers away, even though the epicentre was located 18 kilometers (11 miles) south of Hualien city.  Taiwan has not had a stronger earthquake in 25 years.