A magnitude-6.4 earthquake has struck near the coast of Taiwan, killing two hotel employees and injuring 144 other people, officials said.
The Central News Agency reported that the ground floor of the Marshal Hotel, a building in Hualien district, had caved in and people were believed to be trapped inside.
The agency also posted photos showing a road fractured in several parts.
It occurred at a depth of about 9.5 kilometres (six miles).
Search teams from other areas were heading to Hualien to help with operations.