BREAKING NEWS – A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck southern Taiwan early on Saturday, the US Geological Survey said. A building has partially collapsed, according to an official. Authorities in the effected city have formed an emergency response center. A building has half collapsed in Tainan as a result of the quake, with fire brigades now on their way to the site, Liu Shih-chung, Tainan City Government official, told Reuters.

The epicenter of the quake was located at a shallow depth of 6.2 miles (10 km), some 19 miles (31 km) east-southeast of Tainan, the USGS said. There have so far been no reports about casualties or the destruction caused by the disaster. But the quake has been described as “enormous” and “a big one” on social media. Local authorities in Tainan have said that they have formed an emergency response center following the quake. FULL REPORT