7.4 magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan, tsunami warning issued


A strong earthquake of seven.4 magnitude struck Taiwan on Wednesday morning, prompting close by Japan to challenge a tsunami warning.

Based on the US Geological Survey, the earthquake was centered off the coast of Hualien on Taiwan's east coast. Taiwan's Central Meteorological Administration additionally recorded a magnitude 6.5 quake.

Based on Taiwan, the epicenter of the earthquake was about 10 miles under the earth's floor. The tremors had been felt for greater than a minute within the capital, Taipei, the place information broadcasts confirmed footage of buildings shaking.

In Japan, tsunami waves as much as 30 centimeters excessive had already begun hitting the coast on Yonaguni Island at 9:14 a.m. native time, in line with broadcaster NHK.

Residents of Okinawa, Miyako and Yaeyama islands in southern Japan had been requested to avoid coastal areas as a lot as attainable. Based on NHK, a tsunami was anticipated to hit the islands shortly after 10 a.m., with waves reaching 3 meters or 10 ft excessive on Miyako and Yaeyama.

Motoko Wealthy Contributed reporting from Tokyo.

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