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A strong earthquake rocks Taiwan, collapsing buildings

Apr 2, 2024, 7:02 PM | Updated: Apr 8, 2024, 12:58 pm

A live view of the coast of Okinawa, where there is a tsunami warning after an earthquake hit the c...

A live view of the coast of Okinawa, where there is a tsunami warning after an earthquake hit the coast of Taiwan. (Skyline Webcams)

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — A powerful earthquake struck off Taiwan rocking the entire island and collapsing buildings.

Japan issued a tsunami alert for the southern Japanese island group of Okinawa. That has now been downgraded to an advisory.

The Japan Meteorological Agency forecast a tsunami of up to 3 meters (9.8 feet) after the quake hit at 7:58 a.m. About half an hour later, it said the first wave of the tsunami was already believed to have arrived on the coasts of Miyako and Yaeyama islands.

Taiwan’s earthquake monitoring agency gave the magnitude as 7.2 while the U.S. Geological Survey put it at 7.5.

Television showed buildings in Taiwan’s eastern city of Hualien shaken off their foundations. The quake could be felt in the capital Taipei.

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