7.4-magnitude Taiwan earthquake kills at least 4, triggers tsunami warnings that were later lifted

  • 📰 CBSHealth
  • ⏱ Reading Time:
  • 23 sec. here
  • 2 min. at publisher
  • 📊 Quality Score:
  • News: 12%
  • Publisher: 51%

United States Headlines News

United States Latest News,United States Headlines

A strong magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck off eastern Taiwan during Wednesday morning rush hour, causing some deaths and dozens of injuries and triggering tsunami warnings.

Taipei, Taiwan — Taiwan's strongest earthquake in a quarter century rocked the island during the morning rush hour Wednesday, damaging buildings and highways and causing the deaths of four people.Taiwan's national fire agency said four people died in Hualien County and at least 57 were injured in the quake that struck just before 8 a.m. The local United Daily News reported three hikers died in rockslides in Taroko National Park near the offshore epicenter.

' Hualien was last struck by a deadly quake in 2018, which collapsed a historic hotel and other buildings. Taiwan's worst quake in recent years struck on Sept. 21, 1999, with a magnitude of 7.7, causing 2,400 deaths, injuring around 100,000 and destroying thousands of buildings. Possible tsunamis a concern The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said there was no tsunami threat to Hawaii or the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam.

 

Thank you for your comment. Your comment will be published after being reviewed.
Please try again later.
We have summarized this news so that you can read it quickly. If you are interested in the news, you can read the full text here. Read more:

 /  🏆 480. in US

United States Latest News, United States Headlines

Similar News:You can also read news stories similar to this one that we have collected from other news sources.

Cooler air returns Wednesday and another hard freeze Wednesday night | Live Doppler 13 Weather BlogIt is the first full day of spring and, oddly enough, it feels like winter in Indiana.
Source: WTHRcom - 🏆 329. / 59 Read more »

A strong earthquake rocks Taiwan, collapsing buildings and causing a tsunamiA powerful earthquake struck off Taiwan early Wednesday, rocking the entire island and collapsing buildings.
Source: 13WHAM - 🏆 256. / 63 Read more »

A strong earthquake shakes Taiwan, damaging buildings and causing a tsunamiA powerful earthquake rocked the entire island of Taiwan early Wednesday.
Source: dcexaminer - 🏆 6. / 94 Read more »

Powerful earthquake rocks Taiwan, buildings seen collapsed, causes tsunami warning in JapanAn earthquake in Taiwan resulted in some buildings collapsing and a tsunami warning, officials said Wednesday.
Source: FoxNews - 🏆 9. / 87 Read more »

7.4-magnitude earthquake hits near Taiwan, rocking the island and triggering tsunami warningsA strong magnitude 7.4 earthquake struck off eastern Taiwan Wednesday morning local time, triggering tsunami warnings.
Source: KPIXtv - 🏆 443. / 53 Read more »

7.4 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Off Taiwan's East CoastA 7.4 magnitude earthquake, followed by several strong aftershocks, struck off the east coast of Taiwan Wednesday morning, prompting tsunami warnings in Taiwan and Japan.
Source: washingtonpost - 🏆 95. / 72 Read more »