Publish dateSunday 18 September 2022 - 14:07
Story Code : 258762
Taiwan hit by 7.2 magnitude earthquake
The latest earthquake to hit Taiwan’s southeastern coast is the strongest since Saturday’s 6.6 magnitude quake.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)_Monitoring, A 7.2-magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan’s southeastern coast, the US Geological Survey said, prompting Japan to issue a tsunami warning, according to the island’s weather bureau.
The quake hit at 11:24 Kabul time at a depth of 10 kms.
A 6.6 magnitude quake hit the same region on Saturday and there have been multiple aftershocks since then including a 5.6 magnitude early Sunday.
Japan’s Meteorological Agency also issued a tsunami advisory to remote islands near Taiwan.
Waves as high as one meter were expected to arrive Sunday afternoon.
Taiwan is regularly hit by earthquakes as the island lies near the junction of two tectonic plates.
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