Photographer: Ashley Pon/Getty Images
Photographer: Ashley Pon/Getty Images

In Pictures: Taiwan's Earthquake

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked a region of Taiwan on Saturday, killing at least 14 people and forcing rescuers to pull hundreds from the rubble of collapsed buildings. The area, in the island's southwest, is a hub for chipmaking suppliers to the likes of Apple Inc. and Qualcomm Inc.

Rescue workers search for the missing in a collapsed building in southwest Taiwan on the evening of Saturday, Feb. 6. 

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A woman is taken to an ambulance by rescue workers after being extracted by crane from the rubble of a collapsed building on Saturday. 

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Rescue workers on a crane help to remove a woman from the rubble on Saturday. While manufacturers’ preliminary assessments showed factory damage in the area was minimal, the temblor halted water service to about 400,000 households, cut power in the cities of Tainan and Kaohsiung, and knocked the nation’s bullet-train system offline. 

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Rescue workers at the site of a collapsed building on Saturday. The Fire Ministry said more than 480 people were injured when nine buildings, including a 17-story residential tower, buckled. 

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A woman, center, uses her phone as she walks out of an office set up to record numbers of missing persons and successful rescues, near the site of a collapsed building on Sunday, Feb. 7. Taiwan President Ma Ying-Jeou said on his Facebook page that he had visited victims of the quake in the hospital and pledged full support. 

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Rescue workers search a collapsed building on Saturday.  Local television and United Daily News footage showed buildings that had fallen across a busy road, buried cars, exposed steel amid the mangled concrete structures, and rescuers extracting women and babies out of the ruins. 

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Rescue workers help a young victim at the site of a collapsed building on Saturday.

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Rescue workers search a collapsed building in this aerial photograph taken on Saturday.

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