>> The shutted streets and tilted buildings of Taiwan's Hualien city on Wednesday after a powerful 6.4 magnitude earthquake hit overnight. At least five have been killed and hundreds injured, but many people are still missing. And as rescue teams continue to scour through rubble, the death toll is expected to climb.
It's believed many of them are trapped inside buildings like this multistorey military hospital or this hotel. Both wedged into the ground. The island's President, Tsai Ing-wen arrived first thing on Wednesday.>>
> This man said he managed to escape just before the floor collapsed. But he knew three people were still inside. The tremor has left 40,000 homes without water and almost 2,000 without power.
>> Footage from Tuesday night showed people trying to escape leaning buildings.>>
Hualien is a popular tourist city not far off Taiwan's east coast. The island sits between two tectonic plates and is prone to earthquakes. Many here are still scarred by a huge 7.6 magnitude tremor that killed over 2,000 people in 1999. A slightly weaker quake hit nearby on Sunday, and officials say aftershocks with a magnitude of at least five may continue to rock the island for the next two weeks.