Taiwan earthquake: Flights are suspended in Japan...

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Taiwan earthquake: Flights are suspended in Japan...

Taiwan's capital, Taipei, was struck by an earthquake on wednesday morning with a magnitude of 7.2, according to the taiwan Central Weather Administration. A Reuters witness reported that the powerful earthquake caused power outages in a number of the city's neighborhoods. japan issued a tsunami alarm shortly after the earthquake. It's still unclear if taiwan experienced any damage or fatalities as a result of the earthquake. A tsunami as high as three meters (9.8 feet) was predicted by Japan's meteorological service.

Not long after a tsunami warning was generated by the severe earthquake, the nation also issued an evacuation advisory for the coastal areas close to Okinawa's southern prefecture. Taipei's subway system and the island's rail service were suspended. The tremor, which was strong enough to knock products off city shelves, struck at 7:58 a.m.

The U.S. Geological survey recorded a magnitude of 7.5, although Taiwan's earthquake monitoring agency reported a magnitude of 7.2. It was roughly twenty-one miles (35 kilometers) deep. A tsunami of up to three meters (9.8 feet) was predicted by the japan Meteorological Agency for the Okinawa island group in southern Japan. About fifteen minutes after the earthquake, a wave of thirty centimeters, or one foot, was seen off the coast of Yonaguni Island. Soon after the taiwan earthquake, japan issued a tsunami warning, with waves reaching up to three meters.

"The strongest in 25 years" was the description given by the director of Taipei's Seismology Center to the wednesday morning earthquake that struck Taiwan's east. Following a 7.4-magnitude earthquake in taiwan on wednesday, the philippines issued a warning of "high tsunami waves" and requested that people evacuate coastal areas. A tsunami threat brought on by an earthquake near taiwan caused flights at the main airport in Okinawa, southern japan, to be suspended on wednesday, according to a government spokesman.

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