Earthquake in Taiwan: VIDEOS and PHOTOS show destruction caused by the tremor | World

Earthquake in Taiwan: VIDEOS and PHOTOS show destruction caused by the tremor | World
Earthquake in Taiwan: VIDEOS and PHOTOS show destruction caused by the tremor | World
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Building collapses in Hualien province, Taiwan, during earthquake

Photos and videos show the damage caused by a strong 7.7 magnitude earthquake that left nine people dead and more than 800 injured in Taiwan, this Wednesday morning (3), local time.

What is known so far:

  • This is the strongest earthquake recorded in Taiwan in the last 25 years.
  • According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, a magnitude 7.7 tremor was recorded off the east coast of Taiwan.
  • At least 26 buildings collapsed, more than half of them in the city of Hualien.
  • Authorities said 77 people were trapped in the rubble of properties damaged by the earthquake.
  • Another 50 people, most of them tourists, who were in four minibuses, are missing.
  • In Taipei, part of the city was left without power. A video shows frightened passengers inside a subway car.
  • After the tremor, tsunami warnings were issued for islands in Japan and the Philippines and canceled about three hours later.
  • The earthquake was also felt in coastal Chinese cities, including Shanghai.

1 of 3 Building was tilted in the city of Hualien, Taiwan, after a strong earthquake on April 3, 2024 — Photo: TVBS
Building was tilted in the city of Hualien, Taiwan, after a strong earthquake on April 3, 2024 — Photo: TVBS

According to authorities, the four people who died were in the mountainous and sparsely populated county of Hualien, which is close to the epicenter of the quake. Several properties were damaged in the region, including two buildings that collapsed.

Across the country, at least 26 buildings collapsed, according to authorities. Rescuers worked to rescue more than 70 people who were trapped among the rubble.

According to authorities, around 50 people — most of them tourists — who were in four minibuses and were going to visit a national park are missing. There is no confirmation about their nationality until the last update.

Landslides were also recorded after the quake. In the capital Taipei, part of the city was left without power.

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According to the Japan Meteorological Agency, the epicenter of the earthquake was recorded near the east coast of Taiwan. According to authorities, the tremor was felt very close to the surface.

At least 10 aftershocks with a magnitude above 5.0 were felt in the hours following the earthquake, according to the United States Geological Survey.

Taiwan’s official news agency said this is the strongest earthquake recorded since 1999, 25 years ago, when a tremor killed 2,400 people and damaged 50,000 properties.

2 of 3 Building collapsed after earthquake in Taiwan — Photo: TVBS via AP
Building collapsed after earthquake in Taiwan — Photo: TVBS via AP

3 of 3 Place where there was an earthquake near Taiwan — Photo: Barbara Miranda/g1
Place where there was an earthquake near Taiwan — Photo: Barbara Miranda/g1

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