Taiwan was hit by a devastating earthquake. One person died, dozens were injured

Taiwan was hit by a devastating earthquake. One person died, dozens were injured
Taiwan was hit by a devastating earthquake. One person died, dozens were injured

According to the American Geological Service USGS, the earthquakes had a magnitude of 7.4 degrees, while Japanese seismologists indicated a value of 7.7 degrees and Taiwan 7.2 degrees. The epicenter of the earthquake was located 18 kilometers southeast of the Chua-lien settlement at the entrance of the island. The epicenter of the earthquake, which struck the mole before eight o’clock in the morning (before 2:00 a.m. EST), was located at a depth of 35 kilometers, the AP agency reported.

According to the agencies, television footage shows how some buildings in the city of Chualien have crumbled and collapsed. According to the locals, people were trapped in them. In the metropolis of the island of Taipei, hundreds of some old houses and new office buildings fell, according to AP. People in the metropolis also felt the weakness following aftershocks after the strongest first earthquake.

According to the Reuters agency, there is at least one victim of the earthquake, which also injured at least 50 people.

Train service was suspended for the entire island with 23 million inhabitants, some of which needed electricity supplies. Local nuclear power plants are out of danger according to the order.

The nearest Japanese islands in Okinawa Prefecture reported a 30-centimeter high tsunami 15 minutes after the earthquake. Ady initially issued a warning against a wave high and those meters, but later completely destroyed it. Operations at the airport in Okinawa’s Naha center were suspended until further notice. Japan did not hear the day of the sacrifice or the assembly code.

A tectonically active area is the asthma of lower earthquakes. According to Taiwanese seismologists, today’s earthquake is the strongest since 1999, when 7.6-magnitude tremors left 2,400 dead.

Japan suffered its last major earthquake this summer. At a magnitude of 7.6 degrees, the dog killed 200 people and caused a meter-long tsunami and landslides.

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