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After a series of aftershocks as Taiwan hit by second strong earthquake

A strong earthquake has rocked Taiwan as the aftermath of a series of aftershocks hit the self-governing island off China’s east coast

A strong earthquake has rocked Taiwan as the aftermath of a series of aftershocks hit the self-governing island off China’s east coast

strong Earthquake shook Taiwan The aftermath of a series of aftershocks on the self-governing island off China’s east coast on Sunday.

Taiwanese officials said the 6.8 quake struck near the city of Taitung on the southeast coast at a relatively shallow depth of 7 kilometers (4 mi).

According to a Taiwanese media report, a two-storey residential building collapsed near the epicenter of the quake. The tremors were felt at the northern end of the island in the capital Taipei.

Following the earthquake in Taiwan, the Japan Meteorological Agency issued an advisory for tsunamis that reached up to 1 m (3 ft) across several southern Japanese islands. Weather officials urged residents of those areas to stay away from the beach.

The agency said the earliest waves could reach Yonaguni Island, Japan’s westernmost island, about 250 kilometers (150 mi) northeast of Taitung, at 4:10 p.m. (0710 GMT), and later reach three nearby islands. can.

A 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan on Saturday night in an area north of Taitung County, which has since been hit by several aftershocks.

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