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Powerful Earthquake Hits Southeast Taiwan
The U.S. Geological Survey measured the quake at a magnitude 7.2 and the U.S. Tsunami Warning Center issued a warning in Taiwan after the tremor.
Taiwan media said a low rise building housing a convenience store collapsed, while at least one train carriage was de-railed at a station on the east coast.
It was unclear if there were any casualties
The U.S. Tsunami Warning Center issued a warning in Taiwan after the tremor. It said hazardous tsunami waves were possible within 300 km (190 miles) of the epicentre along the coasts of Taiwan.
Japan’s weather agency issued a warning for tsunami waves of 1 metre for part of Okinawa prefecture following the earthquake. - Reuters
Taiwan lies near the junction of two tectonic plates and is prone to earthquakes.
Taiwan media said a low-rise building housing a convenience store collapsed and rescue work had begun to free those inside.