Taiwan Earthquake Live Updates: 4 dead, 57 injured as 34 aftershocks recorded in early morning quake | World News

Taiwan Earthquake Live Updates: 4 dead, 57 injured as 34 aftershocks recorded in early morning quake | World News
Taiwan Earthquake Live Updates: 4 dead, 57 injured as 34 aftershocks recorded in early morning quake | World News
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Taiwan Earthquake Live Updates: At least four people were killed and 57 others injured in a 7.2 magnitude earthquake that rocked Taiwan early morning today. As many as 34 aftershocks were recorded as of 8 am IST, reported Taipei Times.
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The strongest tremor to hit the island in at least 25 years sparked a tsunami warning for southern Japan and the Philippines that was later lifted. Taiwan television stations showed footage of buildings at precarious angles in Hualien, where the earthquake struck just offshore around 5.30 am IST as people were going to work and school. The quake had a depth of 15.5 km, according to Taiwan’s Central Weather Administration.

Taiwan’s official central news agency said the quake was the biggest to hit the island since 1999 when a 7.6 magnitude tremor killed around 2,400 people and destroyed or damaged 50,000 buildings in one of Taiwan’s worst-recorded quakes. Taiwan’s Central Weather Administration said the earthquake registered the second-highest intensity of an “Upper 6” in Hualien county, on the 1-7 intensity scale.
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