Earthquake in Taiwan on the southeast coast Tsunami warning issued Earthquake in Taiwan, magnitude 6.9 recorded; Tsunami Warning

After the earthquake in Taiwan, experts issued a tsunami warning. The earthquake occurred off the southeast coast of Taiwan. An earthquake measuring 6.9 on the Richter scale occurred on Sunday. The earthquake struck at around 2.44 pm local time. A building collapsed in the earthquake. Two people are said to be trapped. Rescue work is underway here. The platform at Dongli railway station partially collapsed. All three bogies were separated from the train at the station in the earthquake. About 20 passengers were rescued.

The earthquake was felt at the northern end of the island in the capital, Taipei. The initial magnitude of the earthquake was magnitude 7.2. But the USGS later clarified that it was 6.9. An earthquake measuring 6.6 on the Richter scale was felt in the same region on Saturday. Japan’s weather agency has issued a tsunami warning for remote islands near Taiwan. At around 4:10 (07:00 GMT), the warning says waves of up to 1 meter (3 feet) will be reached.

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The US Tsunami Warning Center also warned of the possibility of dangerous tsunami waves within 300 kilometers (190 miles) of the epicenter. The islands are about 2,000 km (1,200 miles) southwest of Tokyo. Residents of these areas have been advised to stay away from the coastal areas, says the Met Office.

In 2016, an earthquake in southern Taiwan killed more than 100 people. More than 2,000 people died in the 1999 earthquake. There was a magnitude 7.3 earthquake that day. Taiwan is frequently hit by earthquakes because the island is located next to two tectonic plates.

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