Japan issues Tsunami warning after 6.9 Magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan

HY News 19 September, 2022 10:59 am IST

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A strong earthquake shook much of Taiwan on September 18, toppling a three-story building and temporarily trapping four people inside, stranding about 400 tourists on a mountainside, and knocking part of a passenger train off its tracks.

Its initial strength was given as 7.2-magnitude but USGS later downgraded it to a 6.9-magnitude quake. It is reported that more than 7,000 households were reported without power in Yuli, and water pipes were also damaged

Japan's Meteorological Agency issued a tsunami advisory to remote islands near Taiwan. Waves as high as one metre were expected to arrive around 4 pm (0700 GMT), it added.

The China Earthquake Network Centre said tremors were clearly felt in coastal areas including Fujian, Guangdong, Jiangsu and Shanghai.

Taiwan is regularly hit by earthquakes as the island lies near the junction of two tectonic plates.

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