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Strong 7.5 magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan, Japan issues tsunami warning

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Videos confirmed buildings within the jap metropolis of Hualien swaying violently, with some constructions shaken off their foundations. The quake was additionally felt within the capital metropolis of Taipei.

A powerful earthquake struck Taiwan early on Wednesday, inflicting buildings to break down throughout the island. The quake additionally prompted Japan to subject a tsunami warning for the southern Okinawa islands. According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the earthquake struck at 7:58 am and will result in a tsunami of as much as 3 meters (9.8 ft) excessive. Reports indicated that inside half an hour, the primary wave of the tsunami probably reached the coasts of Miyako and Yaeyama islands.

Taiwan’s earthquake monitoring company measured the quake at a magnitude of seven.2, whereas the US Geological Survey recorded it as 7.5. Videos confirmed buildings within the jap metropolis of Hualien swaying violently, with some constructions shaken off their foundations. The quake was additionally felt within the capital metropolis of Taipei.


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