News6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan

6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan

Created: 09/18/2022 Updated: 09/18/2022 10:59 am

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A seismograph: Another tremor shook Taiwan. (Iconic image) © Kasper Jan-Peter/dpa

The epicenter is in the southeast of the country. It was the second earthquake in two days. Homes and bridges were badly damaged, and a landslide blocked a road.

Taipei – A 6.8-magnitude earthquake collapsed several houses and caused other damage in Taiwan on Sunday. The epicenter was 42 kilometers north of Taitung in southeastern Taiwan, authorities said. Houses and roads were badly damaged. A bridge collapsed in Yuli. A landslide blocked a road.

According to media reports, an initially unknown number of people were trapped in a collapsed three-story supermarket in eastern Hualien County. Some responded to calls from emergency services. There was initially no information about other victims. Rail traffic has been temporarily suspended. A train derailed. Elevators in tall buildings stopped.

Japan temporarily issued a tsunami warning for Okinawa and other southern islands. The quake occurred at a depth of only seven kilometers, which made it more intense. It was the second in two days. Earthquakes with a magnitude of 6.4 had already hit Taiwan on Saturday. Several aftershocks followed. The island is particularly prone to earthquakes. dpa

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