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Earthquake shakes central Taiwan

An earthquake hit Taiwan Sunday, causing road crashes and damaging property. The 6.2 magnitude quake struck 38 km southeast of T'ai-chung city. At least one person is dead and 20 are injured, according to the National Fire Agency. Another person was reported missing. Taiwanese television said the quake triggered a gas explosion in the centre of the islandbut did not offer any further details. It also rattled the capital Taipei. The island sits near the so-called ring of fire region of seismic activity around the Pacific Ocean.

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