Strong quake batters Taiwan, sparking tsunami warnings

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The Japan Meteorological Agency also issued a tsunami warning for Miyakojima and Okinawa islands, warning of waves up to 3 meters expected imminently.

In this image taken from a video footage run by TVBS, a partially collapsed building is seen in Hualien, eastern Taiwan on Wednesday, April 3, 2024.The quake’s epicenter is located about 18 kilometers south of the city of Hualien. Tremors were felt across the island, including by CNN staff in Taipei.

Several aftershocks were felt in Taiwan, including one that registered a magnitude of 6.5, according to the USGS.

 

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