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Taiwan earthquake HIGHLIGHTS: 9 dead, over 900 wounded and 100 trapped as rescue operations continue

Taiwan earthquake LIVE: 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.

Ajeet Kumar Edited By: Ajeet Kumar @Ajeet1994 Taipei Updated on: April 03, 2024 23:28 IST
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Taiwan earthquake LIVE: An earthquake offshore Taiwan with a magnitude of 7.2 rocked the capital Taipei on Wednesday morning, knocking out power in several parts of the city and sparking a tsunami warning for the islands of southern Japan and the Philippines. Taiwan television stations showed footage of some collapsed buildings in the eastern county of Hualien, near the quake's epicentre, and media reported some people were trapped. The quake hit at 07:58 a.m. (2358 GMT) at a depth of 15.5km (9.6 miles) just off the eastern coast of Taiwan, according to Taiwan's Central Weather Administration. It was the strongest quake to hit the island in 25 years, state media said. Japan issued an evacuation advisory for the coastal areas of the southern prefecture of Okinawa. Tsunami waves of up to 3 metres (10 feet) were expected to reach large areas of Japan's southwestern coast, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency, which put the quake magnitude at 7.5.

 

 

 

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  • 10:38 PM (IST) Posted by Aveek Banerjee

    Rescue operations continue in Taiwan, with more than 100 people still trapped

    Rescue operations continue into the night as more than 100 people remain trapped in tunnels and in collapsed buildings around Hualien county, near the epicentre of the 7.2-magnitude quake, the Guardian reported.

  • 10:36 PM (IST) Posted by Aveek Banerjee

    Taiwanese semiconductor facilities will resume production overnight following earthquake

    Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company Limited (TSMC), the chipmaking giant, said on Wednesday that its facilities which were impacted by the powerful earthquake are expected to resume production overnight, CNN reported.

  • 8:51 PM (IST) Posted by Aveek Banerjee

    Taiwan President conveys gratitude to PM Modi over his message of solidarity

    Shortly after Prime Minister Narendra Modi conveyed solidarity with the people of quake-hit Taiwan, its President Tsai Ing-wen on Wednesday expressed deep gratitude to him for the support at the "challenging time", saying it means a "great deal" to the Taiwanese people.

  • 6:15 PM (IST) Posted by Aveek Banerjee

    70 miners trapped in two Taiwanese coal mines after earthquake

    Taiwanese authorities say 70 miners are trapped in 2 coal mines after a powerful earthquake rocked the island

  • 5:47 PM (IST) Posted by Aveek Banerjee

    Over 930 injured in earthquake: Taiwan's fire agency

    The number of injuries from the earthquake that struck Taiwan on Wednesday has risen to 934, CNN reported citing Taiwan's National Fire Agency (NFA).

  • 4:28 PM (IST) Posted by Aveek Banerjee

    131 people currently trapped after Taiwan earthquake

    At least 131 people are currently trapped, including 50 employees of the Silks Place Hotel Taroko, who were traveling in four minibuses. Authorities have been unable to reach them by phone, and have listed them as trapped for the time being, reported CNN.

  • 4:00 PM (IST) Posted by Aveek Banerjee

    Taiwan authorities lose contact with 50 people after earthquake downed phone networks

    Taiwan's national fire agency says authorities have lost contact with 50 people in minibuses after a powerful earthquake downed phone networks.

  • 3:24 PM (IST) Posted by Aveek Banerjee

    Tsunami warnings lifted in Japan and Philippines after Taiwan earthquake

    Japan and the Philippines had issued tsunami advisories after Taiwan experienced its most powerful earthquake in 25 years on Wednesday. These warnings were lifted shortly afterwards by the meteorological agencies of the two countries, reported BBC.

  • 3:19 PM (IST) Posted by Aveek Banerjee

    Four foreign nationals trapped after earthquake strikes Taiwan

    At least four foreign nationals are trapped in Taiwan after the island was hit by its most powerful earthquake in 25 years on Wednesday, CNN reported citing the National Fire Agency (NFA).

  • 2:02 PM (IST) Posted by Ajit Kumar

    Taiwan President Tsai says to ensure accurate information as aftershocks expected

    Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said her government was coordinating efforts to respond to Wednesday’s (April 3) earthquake, the strongest to hit the island in 25 years.

    “The national army will also provide support. The central and local governments will cooperate with each other to minimize the impact of the disaster,” Tsai said during a briefing at the Central Emergency Operations Center.

  • 12:46 PM (IST) Posted by Ajit Kumar

    More than 700 injured, over 77 remained trapped as multiple buildings collapsed: Taiwan govt

    Taiwan's government said seven people had died in the mountainous, sparsely populated eastern county of Hualien near where the epicentre was, with 711 injured.
    The fire department said 77 people remained trapped, some in collapsed buildings in Hualien.

  • 12:39 PM (IST) Posted by Ajit Kumar

    WATCH: Rescuers search toppled building as Taiwan quake leaves seven dead

    Taiwan's government said four people had died in the mountainous, sparsely populated eastern county of Hualien near where the epicentre was, with 711 injured. The fire department said 77 people remained trapped, some in collapsed buildings in Hualien.

  • 12:34 PM (IST) Posted by Ajit Kumar

    Search for trapped residents begins after strong earthquake topples buildings in Taiwan

    A search for trapped residents is underway after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked Taiwan on Wednesday (April 3), the strongest tremor to hit the island in at least 25 years.
    Emergency personnel walked through dark corridors while going door-to-door and calling out to residents in Hualien, footage released by the fire department showed. Photographs also showed rescuers standing outside a building tiled to a precarious angle.

  • 10:25 AM (IST) Posted by Ajit Kumar

    WATCH: How buildings collapsed following a massive earthquake in Taiwan

    A five-story building in Hualien appeared heavily damaged, collapsing its first floor and leaving the rest leaning at a 45-degree angle. In the capital Taipei, tiles fell from older buildings and in some newer office complexes, while debris fell from some building sites. 

     

  • 10:23 AM (IST) Posted by Ajit Kumar

    Three hikers killed after rocklsides in a national park

    The local United Daily News reported three hikers died in rockslides in Taroko National Park near the offshore epicentre.

     

  • 10:11 AM (IST) Posted by Ajit Kumar

    Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre says there is no tsunami threat to Hawaii

    The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre said there was no tsunami threat to Hawaii or the US Pacific territory of Guam. About three hours after the earthquake, it said the threat had largely passed for all areas with waves being reported only in Taiwan and southern Japan.

  • 9:46 AM (IST) Posted by Ajit Kumar

    Taiwan government says four people dead in earthquake

    Taiwan's government said on Wednesday that four people have died in a 7.2 magnitude earthquake which struck earlier in the day.

  • 9:36 AM (IST) Posted by Ajit Kumar

    Taiwan earthquake: Initial panic fades quickly on island that is regularly rocked by temblors

    Despite the quake striking at the height of the morning rush hour just before 8 a.m., the initial panic faded quickly on the island that is regularly rocked by temblors and prepares for them with drills at schools and notices issued via public media and mobile phone.

    Still, the earthquake was strong enough to scare people who are used to such shaking.

  • 9:04 AM (IST) Posted by Ajit Kumar

    TSMC says evacuated staff beginning to return to work

    Taiwanese chipmaker TSMC 2330.TW said on Wednesday that all its personnel were safe, and those who were evacuated are beginning to return to their workplaces following a 7.2 magnitude earthquake earlier in the day.

  • 9:02 AM (IST) Posted by Ajit Kumar

    Tsunami threat largely passes after strong earthquake strikes Taiwan

    The tsunami threat from a strong earthquake that struck Taiwan has largely passed. The Japan Meteorological Agency downgraded its forecast from 3 metres (9.8 feet) to 1 metre (3.3 feet). One island had a wave of about 30 centimetres (a foot), while smaller waves were detected in other islands. Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshimasa Hayashi said there has been no report of injury or damage in Japan. He urged the residents in the Okinawa region to stay on safe ground until all tsunami advisories were lifted.

  • 8:17 AM (IST) Posted by Ajit Kumar

    Taiwan reports one dead, more than 50 injured after quake

     Taiwan's fire department said on Wednesday that so far one person had died and more than 50 were injured after a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the island's east coast.

  • 8:00 AM (IST) Posted by Ajit Kumar

    IN PICS: Taipei apartment shakes as 7.2 magnitude quake hits city

    India Tv - A powerful earthquake rocked the entire island of

    Image Source : REUTERSA powerful earthquake rocked the entire island of Taiwan early Wednesday

    India Tv - Multiple buildings in the city collapsed and creat

    Image Source : APMultiple buildings in the city collapsed and created a tsunami that washed ashore on Japanese island

    India Tv - A view of a landslide after an earthquake hit just

    Image Source : REUTERSA view of a landslide after an earthquake hit just off the eastern coast of Taiwan

    India Tv - A partially collapsed building is seen in Hualien,

    Image Source : APA partially collapsed building is seen in Hualien, eastern Taiwan

    India Tv - Damaged apartment following earthquake, in New Tai

    Image Source : REUTERSDamaged apartment following earthquake, in New Taipei City

     

  • 7:52 AM (IST) Posted by Ajit Kumar

    Aftershock felt in Taiwan's capital Taipei

    Buildings shook briefly in Taiwan's capital Taipei on Wednesday as an aftershock from a powerful earthquake earlier in the day hit the city.

  • 7:51 AM (IST) Posted by Ajit Kumar

    China's Taiwan affairs office offers disaster relief assistance

    China's Taiwan Affairs Office said it was highly concerned with the earthquake that hit the island this morning and was willing to provide disaster relief assistance, according to Chinese state media on Wednesday.

  • 7:41 AM (IST) Posted by Shashwat Bhandari

    Taiwan says earthqauke was of magnitude 7.2 but US Geological survey put it at 7.4

    Taiwan's earthquake monitoring agency gave the magnitude as 7.2 while the U.S. Geological Survey put it at 7.4. It struck at 7:58 a.m. about 18 kilometers south-southwest of Hualien and was about 35 kilometers (21 miles) deep.

  • 7:17 AM (IST) Posted by Ajit Kumar

    Taiwan suspends train services

    Train service was suspended across the island of 23 million people, as was subway service in Taipei. But things quickly returned to normal in the capital, with children going to school and the morning commute appearing to be normal.

  • 7:11 AM (IST) Posted by Ajit Kumar

    WATCH: Multiple buildings collapse in capital region

    A five-story building in lightly populated Hualien appeared heavily damaged, collapsing its first floor and leaving the rest leaning at a 45-degree angle. In the capital, Taipei, tiles fell from older buildings and within some newer office complexes.

  • 7:08 AM (IST) Posted by Ajit Kumar

    Japan detects first wave of tsunami on the coast of Yonaguni island

    The Japan Meteorological Agency said a tsunami wave of 30 cm (about 1 feet) was detected on the coast of Yonaguni island about 15 minutes after the quake struck. JAMA said waves likely also hit the coasts of Miyako and Yaeyama islands. Japan's Self Defence Force sent aircraft to gather information about the tsunami impact around the Okinawa region and were preparing shelters for evacuees if necessary.

  • 7:07 AM (IST) Posted by Ajit Kumar

    Strongest earthquake in 25 years hits Taiwan, setting off tsunami alerts

    The quake was believed to be the biggest in Taiwan since a temblor in 1999 caused extensive damage. Taiwan lies along the Pacific ”“Ring of Fire,” the line of seismic faults encircling the Pacific Ocean where most of the world’s earthquakes occur.

     
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