Warning of possible three-metre tsunami after 7.5 magnitude quake rocks Asian country

Warning of possible three-metre tsunami after 7.5 magnitude quake rocks Asian country
Warning of possible three-metre tsunami after 7.5 magnitude quake rocks Asian country
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A massive 7.5-magnitude earthquake has hit Taiwan, sparking fears of three-meter tall tsunami waves affecting Japan’s southern islands.

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) has issued a tsunami alert for the southern islands of the Far Eastern country following the tremor, which happened shortly before 9am Japanese local time (12am GMT).

A post from the JMA’s disaster preparation account on X, formerly Twitter, has warned those in the affected areas not to leave designated safe zones until given the all clear.

A translation of the tweet read: ‘As of 09:01 on the 3rd, a tsunami warning has been issued. Tsunamis strike repeatedly. Do not leave your safe area until the warning has been lifted.’

The JMA says the Okinawa and Miyajokima and Yaeyama island groupings are at risk of tsunamis up to three meters (10 feet) high.

Multiple videos were shared of damage to Hualien, a city on the east coast of Taiwan close to the epicenter of the quake.

Another video of webcam in the Taiwanese capital of Taipei showed the camera being juddered by the convulsions.

This is a breaking story, more to follow.

The article is in Dutch

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