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Rescue activities in a building that collapsed in the Taiwan earthquake

A magnitude-6.8 earthquake struck Taiwan’s sparsely populated southeast on Sunday (September 18), causing some damage but no casualties.

All four people were rescued from a collapsed convenience store building in Yuli, and three after a car fell off a damaged bridge were rescued and taken to hospital, according to Taiwan’s fire department. According to the Taiwan Railways Administration, three passenger carriages were derailed from the rails at Dongleli Station in eastern Taiwan after part of the platform canopy collapsed. The fire department said one person was injured.

The epicenter was Taitung County, and a magnitude 6.4 tremor hit the same area on Saturday night, but no casualties were reported, according to the Japan Meteorological Agency. The U.S. Geological Survey measured an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.2 and a depth of 10 kilometers (6 miles).

The US Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued an alert for Taiwan after the quake, but later lifted the alert. Japan’s Meteorological Agency has also lifted previous tsunami warnings for parts of Okinawa Prefecture.

(Reuters)

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