Strong quake strikes eastern Taiwan, Japan issues tsunami alert

A train derails after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake, at Dongli Station in Hualien, Taiwan. – AFP pic, September 18, 2022.

A STRONG earthquake struck Taiwan’s southeastern coast today, the US Geological Survey said, bringing at least one building down in a small town and prompting Japan to issue a tsunami warning.

The quake hit at 2.44pm about 50km north of the city of Taitung at a depth of 10km, the USGS said.

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