Taiwan Earthquake Live Updates: 1 dead, many injured as 34 aftershocks recorded in early morning quake | WorldNews

Taiwan Earthquake Live Updates: 1 dead, many injured as 34 aftershocks recorded in early morning quake | WorldNews
Taiwan Earthquake Live Updates: 1 dead, many injured as 34 aftershocks recorded in early morning quake | WorldNews
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Taiwan’s strongest earthquake in nearly 25 years damages buildings and causes a small tsunami

Taiwan’s strongest earthquake in a quarter century rocked the island during the morning rush Wednesday, damaging buildings and creating a tsunami that washed ashore on southern Japanese islands. There were no immediate reports of deaths or injuries, and the tsunami threat largely passed about two hours later.

A five-story building in the lightly populated southeastern coastal city of Hualien near the epicenter appeared heavily damaged, collapsing its first floor and leaving the rest leaning at a 45-degree angle. In the capital, tiles fell from older buildings and within some newer office complexes, while debris fell from some building sites. Schools evacuated their students to sports fields, equipping them with yellow safety helmets.

In this image taken from a video footage run by TVBS, a partially collapsed building is seen in Hualien, eastern Taiwan on Wednesday after a powerful earthquake rocked the entire island. (AP)

Some also covered themselves with textbooks to guard against falling objects as aftershocks continued. Train service was suspended across the island of 23 million people, as was subway service in Taipei, where a newly constructed above-ground line partially separated. The national legislature, a converted school built before World War II, also had damage to walls and ceilings. (AP)


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