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Powerful 6.8 magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan on September 18, 2022 – Mothership.SG

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A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck southeastern Taiwan on the afternoon of Sunday, September 18, according to Taiwanese sources. Japan Meteorological Agency.

However, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) measured earthquakes at: 6.9 grade after first reporting magnitude 7.2.

Screenshot from the USGS website.

Screenshot from the USGS website.

A tsunami warning has been issued.

collapsed roads and buildings

Photos and videos of the aftermath of the earthquake have been circulating online, showing how it collapsed road When building.





The epicenter of the earthquake was Taitung County in the southeastern part of Taiwan, but the tremor was felt strongly even in the capital Taipei, more than 300km away.



Japan issues tsunami advisory for affected areas

Following the earthquake, the Japan Meteorological Agency announced Tsunami warning For the Miyakojima and Yaeyama regions of Okinawa Prefecture.

The height of the tsunami is estimated to be 1m, and it is recommended that people in the affected areas move to higher ground.

Top image on Twitter.



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