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Taiwan Earthquake: Death toll rises to 7, over 700 injured in strongest quake in 25 years

Updated On Apr 03, 2024 04:10 PM IST
  • A powerful earthquake hit Taiwan early Wednesday, causing buildings to collapse and a tsunami reaching Japanese islands.
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At least seven people were killed and several injured on Wednesday by a powerful earthquake in Taiwan. The quake damaged dozens of buildings and prompted tsunami warnings that extended to Japan and the Philippines before being lifted. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 03, 2024 04:10 PM IST

At least seven people were killed and several injured on Wednesday by a powerful earthquake in Taiwan. The quake damaged dozens of buildings and prompted tsunami warnings that extended to Japan and the Philippines before being lifted. (AFP)

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The death toll from a major earthquake in Taiwan on Wednesday has risen to seven, and the number of injuries has climbed to 736, according to the national fire agency.(Bloomberg) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 03, 2024 04:10 PM IST

The death toll from a major earthquake in Taiwan on Wednesday has risen to seven, and the number of injuries has climbed to 736, according to the national fire agency.(Bloomberg)

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The national legislature, a converted school built before World War II, also suffered damage to walls and ceilings. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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The national legislature, a converted school built before World War II, also suffered damage to walls and ceilings. (AFP)

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A five-storey building in Hualien suffered heavy damage, with its first floor collapsing and the rest of the building leaning at a 45-degree angle. (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 03, 2024 04:10 PM IST

A five-storey building in Hualien suffered heavy damage, with its first floor collapsing and the rest of the building leaning at a 45-degree angle. (AP)

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The Japan Meteorological Agency said a tsunami wave of 30 centimetres (about 1 foot) was detected on the coast of Yonaguni island about 15 minutes after the quake struck.  (AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 03, 2024 04:10 PM IST

The Japan Meteorological Agency said a tsunami wave of 30 centimetres (about 1 foot) was detected on the coast of Yonaguni island about 15 minutes after the quake struck.  (AP)

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Hualien was last struck by a deadly quake in 2018, which collapsed a historic hotel and other buildings. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Hualien was last struck by a deadly quake in 2018, which collapsed a historic hotel and other buildings. (AFP)

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Taiwan's worst quake in recent years struck on September 21, 1999, with a magnitude of 7.7, causing 2,400 deaths, injuring around 100,000 and destroying thousands of buildings.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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Taiwan's worst quake in recent years struck on September 21, 1999, with a magnitude of 7.7, causing 2,400 deaths, injuring around 100,000 and destroying thousands of buildings.(AP)

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Taiwan's earthquake monitoring agency gave the magnitude as 7.2 while the US Geological Survey put it at 7.4. It struck about 18 kilometres (11.1 miles) south-southwest of Hualien and was about 35 kilometres (21 miles) deep.(AP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 03, 2024 04:10 PM IST

Taiwan's earthquake monitoring agency gave the magnitude as 7.2 while the US Geological Survey put it at 7.4. It struck about 18 kilometres (11.1 miles) south-southwest of Hualien and was about 35 kilometres (21 miles) deep.(AP)

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In response to the powerful earthquake in Taiwan, the Indian Taipei Association has advised following local authorities' advisories and has issued a helpline for assistance and guidance to all Indian nationals living in Taiwan. (AFP) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 03, 2024 04:10 PM IST

In response to the powerful earthquake in Taiwan, the Indian Taipei Association has advised following local authorities' advisories and has issued a helpline for assistance and guidance to all Indian nationals living in Taiwan. (AFP)

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The epicenter of the earthquake was located in the Pacific Ocean, 25 km south-southeast of Hualien County Hall, at a depth of 15.5 km, according to the Seismology Center of the administration, as reported by the Central News Agency. (Bloomberg) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Updated on Apr 03, 2024 04:10 PM IST

The epicenter of the earthquake was located in the Pacific Ocean, 25 km south-southeast of Hualien County Hall, at a depth of 15.5 km, according to the Seismology Center of the administration, as reported by the Central News Agency. (Bloomberg)

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