A Powerful Earthquake struck Taiwan in the Morning

Powerful : On Wednesday morning, was struck by a massive earthquake, causing buildings in Hualien to collapse and prompting a tsunami warning in .

Videos shared on social media depicted numerous tall buildings leaning to one side after being dislodged from their foundations.


Additional footage captured the moment when bikes and cars came to a halt on a as it trembled. According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the earthquake registered a magnitude of 7.4 on the Richter scale, with an aftershock measuring 6.5, which was felt even in Taipei.

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Japan's meteorological agency reported that the tremor generated waves as high as one foot in some areas, while others could potentially reach up to nine feet.

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