Taiwan Earthquake News Today:

Strong quake kills 1, knocks house, derails train in Taiwan

A strong earthquake shook much of Taiwan on Sunday, toppling a three-story building and temporarily trapping four people inside, stranding about 400 tourists on a mountainside, and knocking part of a passenger train off its tracks.

Taiwan's Emergency Operations Center said that one person died and nine people had minor injuries.

The magnitude 6.8 quake was the largest among dozens that have rattled the island's southeastern coast since Saturday evening when a 6.4 earthquake struck the same area.

Most of the damage appeared north of the epicenter, which Taiwan's Central Weather Bureau said was in the town of Chishang at a relatively shallow depth of 7 kilometers (4 miles).

In nearby Yuli town, a cement factory worker died and the three-story building, which had a 7-11 convenience store on the ground floor and residences above it, collapsed, the island's Central News Agency said.

The 70-year-old owner of the building and his wife were rescued first, but it took longer to get to a 39-year-old woman and her 5-year-old daughter.

A photo released by the Hualien city government showed the girl lying on a blanket and being handed down a metal ladder from the top of the debris by helmeted rescue workers in orange uniforms.

A strong earthquake shook much of Taiwan on Sunday, toppling a three-story building and temporarily trapping four people inside, stranding about 400 tourists on a mountainside, and knocking part of a passenger train off its tracks.

Taiwan's Emergency Operations Center said that one person died and nine people had minor injuries.

The magnitude 6.8 quake was the largest among dozens that have rattled the island's southeastern coast since Saturday evening when a 6.4 earthquake struck the same area.