7.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Taiwan, Triggers Tsunami Warnings In Japan

7.4 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Taiwan, Triggers Tsunami Warnings In Japan

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Taipei: A strong earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter Scale rocked Taiwan’s jap shores on Wednesday, as confirmed by the US Geological Survey (USGS). “Notable quake, preliminary data: M 6.5 – 11 km NE of Hualien Metropolis, Taiwan,” stated the USGS in a publish on X. The tremor triggered tsunami alerts in southern Japan. The epicentre of the temblor was situated within the Pacific Ocean, 25.0 kilometres south-southeast of Hualien County Corridor, at a depth of 15.5 km, in accordance with the administration’s Seismology Heart, Central Information Company reported.



An depth stage of 5+ was reported in Yilan County within the northeast and in Miaoli County within the north, whereas 5- was reported in Taipei Metropolis, New Taipei Metropolis, Taoyuan Metropolis and Hsinchu County within the north, Taichung Metropolis, Changhua County and Nantou County in central Taiwan, the Central Climate Company stated.

As a result of temblor, metro techniques in Taipei, Taichung and Kaohsiung have been suspended and the suspension is anticipated to final 40 to 60 minutes, CNA reported.

A tsunami warning has been declared for the coastal areas of southwestern Japan’s Miyakojima and Yaeyama areas, in addition to the primary island of Okinawa in Okinawa Prefecture. Authorities have urged residents in these areas to promptly evacuate to increased floor or protected places, NHK reported.

Experiences point out a 30-centimeter tsunami was recorded at Yonaguni Island round 9:18 am. Japan time on Wednesday. Forecasters anticipate tsunami waves reaching as much as 3 meters in peak within the affected space.

The alert was prompted by an earthquake with an estimated magnitude of seven.5, occurring shortly earlier than 9 am The Japan Meteorological Company recognized the earthquake’s epicenter close to Taiwan, in accordance with NHK.

Anticipated tsunami arrival instances are projected for 9:30 a.m. within the Miyakojima-Yaeyama area and 10 am within the Okinawa essential island area.

In response, the Japan Meteorological Company sounded the alarm for Miyakojima and Okinawa islands, cautioning residents about imminent waves as excessive as 3 meters, NHK reported.

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