Powerful earthquake wreaked havoc in Taiwan

Written By Rishabh Singh.

Japan’s Meteorological Agency and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued tsunami advisories shortly after the quake in Taiwan. However, both later updated their alerts stating there was no threat of high waves
A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan on Sunday, triggering at least three buildings to collapse, damaging roads, bridges and derailing train carriages in the sparsely populated southeastern region.

One person was killed and at least 146 injured after earthquake hit the southeastern part of Taiwan. According to the island’s weather bureau, the epicentre was in Taitung county and followed a 6.4 magnitude quake in the same region on Saturday evening. No casualties have been reported from both incidents.

Tremors were also felt in capital Taipei and the southwestern city of Kaohsiung. China’s Central Weather Bureau (CWB) designated the 6.8 earthquake that struck Taitung as a “main shock” and the magnitude 6.4 quake on Saturday and 70 quakes previously recorded as aftershocks, now reclassified as foreshocks, reported Taiwan’s Central News Agency (CNA).

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen has urged people to be vigilant for further aftershocks in the coming hours. “Water and electricity supplies in some areas are also affected by the earthquake,” she wrote on Facebook. “The related disaster relief work is in full swing.”

(Rishabh is student of BAJMC Second year from Maharishi University Of Information Technology Noida Campus.)

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