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Strong earthquake hits Southeast Taiwan, tsunami warning issued

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake struck the sparsely populated southeastern part of Taiwan On Sunday, a tsunami warning sparked, according to the island’s weather bureau.

The US Geological Survey measured the quake at 7.2 and a depth of 10 km (6.21 mi).

Taiwan media said a convenience store in a low-rise building collapsed, while at least one train derailed at a station on the east coast.

It was not clear whether there were any casualties.

The US Tsunami Warning Center in Taiwan issued a warning after the earthquake. It said dangerous tsunami waves were possible along Taiwan’s coasts within 300 km (190 mi) of the quake’s epicenter.

Japan’s Meteorological Agency issued a 1-metre tsunami warning for part of Okinawa Prefecture after the quake.

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