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Hanoi (VNA) - No Vietnamese citizens have been reported to be victims in a strong earthquake that freshly hit Taiwan (China), said the Vietnam Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei

The office on February 7 launched a hotline, 00886988579362, to receive information about Vietnamese citizens affected by the accident (if have).

The 6.5-magnitude quake was recorded at 11:50 p.m. of February 6 in Hualien city, leaving at least four deaths, 225 injured and 145 others missing.

The Foreign Ministry directed the office to keep a close watch on the situation to timely carry out citizen protection measures.

This is the strongest quake hit the popular Taiwanese tourist city in the past five decades. Several tall buildings were left tilting on their sides. Over 560 houses are facing power cut, while 35,000 households are living without water.

Since February 4, over 100 quakes struck Hualien. Experts warned that many others may hit the city in the following weeks.-VNA