Strong earthquake is felt in Taiwan, and authorities issue tsunami warning for Japan and the Philippines | World

Strong earthquake is felt in Taiwan, and authorities issue tsunami warning for Japan and the Philippines | World
Strong earthquake is felt in Taiwan, and authorities issue tsunami warning for Japan and the Philippines | World
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Strong earthquake is felt in Taiwan, and authorities issue tsunami warning for Japan

A strong earthquake was felt in Taiwan, on Tuesday night (2) — Wednesday morning (3), local time. Authorities issued tsunami warnings for Japan and the Philippines.

Taiwanese TV stations said some buildings collapsed and landslides were reported after the quake. Part of the capital Taipei was also left without power.

Until the last update of this report there was no information about injuries.

According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the earthquake had a magnitude of 7.5, with its epicenter near the east coast of Taiwan. According to authorities, the tremor was felt very close to the surface.

A second tremor measuring 6.6 was recorded 13 minutes after the 7.5 earthquake, according to Japanese authorities.

Waves of up to three meters could hit the Japanese island of Okinawa, according to Japanese broadcaster NHK. Residents living in the region were ordered to evacuate.

NHK also said that waves of 30 centimeters were recorded on the Japanese island of Yonaguni, which is about 100 km off the east coast of Taiwan.

The Philippine government also asked residents of coastal areas to leave their homes.

The earthquake was also felt in coastal Chinese cities, including Shanghai.

1 of 1 Japanese broadcaster in emergency broadcast after tsunami warning — Photo: NHK World/Reproduction
Japanese broadcaster in emergency broadcast after tsunami warning — Photo: NHK World/Reproduction

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