A magnitude 7.2 earthquake that hit the coast of Taiwan today, Sunday, caused material damage, including the collapse of some buildings and cracks in roads.
No casualties were reported.
According to the Taiwan News Agency, a three-storey building containing a shop collapsed in eastern Hualien County, and so far, three people among the shop’s visitors are still under the rubble.
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Another person was rescued by firefighters, while a shopkeeper managed to leave the building before it collapsed.
In the same county, a train car derailed, with 20 passengers on board, and they were not hurt.
The earthquakes also caused damage to roads and infrastructure in the eastern part of the island of Taiwan.
A bridge collapse was reported in Hualien County, and landslides were observed in parts of mountain roads.
The earthquake rocked the coast of southeastern Taiwan on Sunday, according to the US Geological Survey, prompting Japan to issue a tsunami warning, before later announcing the exclusion of the risk of its occurrence.