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Taiwan’s strongest earthquake in 25 years has killed four and injured at least 50, causing building collapses, power outages, and landslides on the island, and sparking initial tsunami warnings in southern Japan and the Philippines.

Axar.az reports that the quake, given a magnitude of 7.7 by Japan’s meteorological agency, struck close to the popular tourist city of Hualien, on Taiwan’s eastern coast, damaging buildings and trapping people amid aftershocks following the quake, which started at 7.58 am.

Videos on social media showed children being rescued from collapsed residential buildings. One five-story building in Hualien appeared heavily damaged, its first floor collapsed and the bulk of the building leaned at a 45-degree angle.

Taiwan’s Centre for Science and Technology (CST) said people and vehicles were trapped in the Dachingshui tunnel. Train lines were also damaged, and schools and workplaces were closed across large areas of the city.

Witnesses in Hualien described driving while rocks dislodged from nearby mountains fell around them, while others rushed outside after feeling the strength of the tremors.

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More than 700 people were injured as a result of the earthquake that occurred on the eastern coast of Taiwan.

"Reuters" reported this concerning the country's government.

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The number of dead in a strong earthquake that occurred on the east coast of Taiwan has reached 7 people.

Taiwanese media reported on this.

It was reported that 736 people were injured during the earthquakes.

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As a result of the strong earthquake in Taiwan, the death toll has reached 10.

This was reported by TASS.

The number of injured people was 934.

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The number of people injured as a result of the earthquake has increased to 963.

This was reported by an official of Taiwan's earthquake relief headquarters.

Date
2024.04.03 / 21:12
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Axar.az
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