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Strong earthquake felt in Taiwan and authorities warn of tsunami

This is the strongest earthquake felt in the country in the last 25 years

A strong earthquake measuring 7.5 magnitude was felt in Taiwan on Tuesday night (2). Authorities have issued tsunami warnings for Japan and the Philippines. It is the strongest earthquake felt in the country in the last 25 years, according to the official Taiwan News Agency.




According to the local press, some buildings collapsed in the city of Hualien. Several people were trapped in the rubble. Landslides were also recorded after the earthquake. In the capital Taipei, part of the city remained without electricity.

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Tsunami warning

Authorities ordered the evacuation of residents due to tsunami risk. Waves up to three meters high could hit the Japanese island of Okinawa, according to Japanese broadcaster NHK.

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Source: Terra

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