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7.7 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Taiwan Leaving 4 Dead, 711 Injured

Wed 03 Apr 2024 | 09:41 AM
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On Wednesday, a strong 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan. It is considered the strongest tremor to hit the country in at least 25 years.

4 deaths were reported, and more than 700 were reported injured. In addition, a tsunami warning was triggered in Taiwan, southern Japan, and the Philippines. 

However, the warnings were lifted. 

Taiwan's government confirmed that four were killed due to the earthquake, in addition to 711 injured.

The fire department said 77 people are still trapped, in some collapsed buildings in Hualien.

The quake center was on the east coast at a depth of 15.5km, according to Taiwan's Central Weather Administration.