A bereaved mother hugs her daughter. She lost her husband and other children in the earthquake that hit Hualien County, Taiwan, on September 21, 1999.
Hualien County is rocked by a 7.1-magnitude aftershock on September 26.
A 7.6-magnitude earthquake hit Hualien County, Taiwan, at 1:47 am on Tuesday September 21, 1999, claiming 1,674 lives and injuring 3,924 people by 10 am the same day.
The local government also reported 2,650 residents were trapped and 219 were missing. The earthquake also affected the mainland provinces of Fujian, Guangdong, Zhejiang, and Jiangxi.