SALT LAKE CITY — All Mormon missionaries serving in Taiwan are safe after a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck the country, a mission president reported to parents in an email Friday.
The quake, which CNN reported has killed at least five people and trapped dozens more in rubble, caused no significant damage to missionary apartments or property, wrote President Kurt Blickenstaff of the Taiwan Taichung Mission of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
The LDS Church has two missions in Taiwan and more than 57,000 members.
The quake's epicenter was in southwestern Taiwan near Tainan City, which is in the Taichung Mission. The church's Taipei Mission includes areas in less-populated southeastern Taiwan.
"The Church extends our love and concern for the people of Taiwan impacted by this major earthquake. Gratefully all missionaries serving in the area are accounted for and are safe. Our thoughts and prayers are with those who are suffering," church spokesman Dale Jones said in a statement.
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