Authorities confirm Filipina among dead in Taiwan quake

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 8) — A Filipina previously tagged as missing after the 6.4-magnitude earthquake in Taiwan has been confirmed dead.

Authorities confirmed the news Thursday after her body was found among a building's ruins.

"According to Taiwan immigration service, the body pulled out from the ruins this afternoon was that of our missing Filipino caretaker," the Manila Economic and Cultural Office said.

It said the team is headed to Hualien, Taiwan to facilitate the handling of the remains.

At least nine people died and 270 others were injured after the earthquake hit late Tuesday.

The quake struck the East China Sea, about 21 kilometers north of the city of Hualien.

Light shaking was felt in the capital Taipei, about 120 kilometers north of Hualien, according to reports sent to the U.S. Geological Survey.

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake shook the already devastated town in the early hours of Thursday, Taiwan's official news agency Central News Agency said, the largest in a series of aftershocks.

The Marshal Hotel in downtown Hualien was one of the buildings that collapsed, the Hualien Police Department said.

At least one bridge, badly damaged by the earthquake, has been partially reopened by police to traffic, the CNA said.