Video | The strongest in 25 years... a strong earthquake hits Taiwan

2024-04-03 2024-04-03T12:11:02Z
ندى ماهر عبدربه
ندى ماهر عبدربه
صانع مُحتوى

Weather of Arabia - A 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan today, Wednesday , the strongest the island has been exposed to in at least 25 years , killing 7 people and injuring hundreds.

The earthquake also caused warnings of a possible tsunami for southern Japan and the Philippines, but the warnings were later lifted.

The Taiwan Fire Department announced the death of 4 people as a result of falling rocks, about 700 people were injured, and the collapse of at least 26 buildings was recorded, most of them in Hualien County, and there are approximately 20 people under the rubble, and the authorities did not provide an explanation about the severity of the injuries.

Taiwanese television stations showed footage of buildings leaning heavily in Hualien County, where the quake struck in the early morning, as people headed to work and school.

The Central Weather Administration in Taiwan explained that the earthquake occurred at a depth of about 15.5 kilometers off the eastern coast of the island.

 

 

 

 

Taiwan... A 7.2-magnitude earthquake raises fears of a tsunami

The Japan Meteorological Agency reported that a small tsunami had reached parts of southern Okinawa Prefecture, but the previous warning was later downgraded to an advisory, and the earthquake's magnitude was revised to 7.7.

On the other hand, the Philippine Seismological Agency issued a warning to residents in coastal areas in several provinces, urging them to evacuate and head to higher areas.

Taiwan also issued a tsunami warning, but no resulting damage has been reported so far.

Later, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Hawaii announced that the risk of a devastating tsunami had been greatly reduced.

 

 

Read also:

Earthquake Observatory

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Sources:

aljazeera

This article was written originally in Arabic and is translated using a 3rd party automated service. ArabiaWeather is not responsible for any grammatical errors whatsoever.
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