Tsunami warning Japanese islands after earthquake near Taiwan | Abroad

Tsunami warning Japanese islands after earthquake near Taiwan | Abroad
Tsunami warning Japanese islands after earthquake near Taiwan | Abroad
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A magnitude 7.5 earthquake struck near Taiwan on Wednesday morning, the Japan Meteorological Institute said. A tsunami warning has been issued for Japan’s southern islands, the institute said.

The first wave of a tsunami is said to have already been observed near Japan’s two southernmost islands. The AP news agency reports this based on information from the meteorological institute in Japan. According to the warning, tsunami waves of three meters high are possible. The first wave was about half a meter high. Among Japan’s endangered islands is Miyakojima, home to some 45,000 people.

The earthquake caused several buildings to collapse in eastern Taiwan. Trains did not run for a short time in Taiwan, which has a population of 23 million, following the earthquake. Public transport has now resumed.

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