Powerful Earthquake Hits Taiwan, Triggers Tsunami

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Early Wednesday, the entire island of Taiwan was struck by a powerful earthquake, resulting in building collapses and a tsunami hitting southern Japanese islands. Four fatalities were reported in Hualien County, the epicenter of the quake. Three hikers also lost their lives in rockslides near the offshore epicenter. The earthquake's magnitude was recorded as 7.2 by Taiwan's earthquake monitoring agency and 7.4 by the U.S. Geological Survey. This is the largest earthquake in Taiwan since 1999.

Early Wednesday, the entire island of Taiwan was struck by a powerful earthquake, resulting in building collapses and a tsunami hitting southern Japanese islands. Four fatalities were reported in Hualien County , the epicenter of the quake.

Three hikers also lost their lives in rockslides near the offshore epicenter. The earthquake's magnitude was recorded as 7.2 by Taiwan's earthquake monitoring agency and 7.4 by the U.S. Geological Survey. This is the largest earthquake in Taiwan since 1999.

Taiwan Earthquake Tsunami Building Collapses Fatalities Hualien County Rockslides Tremor

 

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