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Taiwan Earthquake in PICS: Taipei hit by strongest quake in 25 years

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked Taiwan on Wednesday, the strongest tremor to hit the island in at least 25 years, shaking buildings from their foundations and sparking a tsunami warning for the islands of southern Japan and the Philippines.

ajeet-kumar Edited By: Ajeet Kumar @Ajeet1994 [Published on: April 03, 2024 8:09 IST]
  • A powerful earthquake rocked the entire island of Taiwan early Wednesday
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    A powerful earthquake rocked the entire island of Taiwan early Wednesday
  • Multiple buildings in the city collapsed and created a tsunami that washed ashore on Japanese island
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    Multiple buildings in the city collapsed and created a tsunami that washed ashore on Japanese island
  • Local media said some people were trapped, but there were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries.
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    Local media said some people were trapped, but there were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries.
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  • Taiwan's official central news agency said the quake was the biggest to hit the island since 1999
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    Taiwan's official central news agency said the quake was the biggest to hit the island since 1999
  • In 1999, a 7.6 magnitude tremor killed around 2,400 people and destroyed or damaged 50,000 buildings.
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    In 1999, a 7.6 magnitude tremor killed around 2,400 people and destroyed or damaged 50,000 buildings.
  • Taiwan's Central Weather Administration said the earthquake registered the second-highest intensity of an
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    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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