Taiwan hit by 7.5-magnitude earthquake, Japan issues tsunami alert

Japan issued a tsunami alert following a 7.5-magnitude earthquake, on Wednesday morning.

Shantanu Poswal
Follow us:
Courtesy: Representation

On Wednesday morning, Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, experienced a powerful earthquake measuring 7.5 on the magnitude scale, as reported by the Taiwan Central Weather Administration. Witnesses in Taipei observed power outages in various parts of the city in the aftermath of the seismic activity, as mentioned by a Reuters witness. Concurrently, Japan issued a tsunami alert shortly after the earthquake struck.

The immediate aftermath of the earthquake and subsequent tsunami alert raised concerns about potential damage and casualties in Taiwan. However, at that early stage, no definitive reports regarding the extent of damage or loss of life had been confirmed. Meanwhile, Japan's Meteorological Agency anticipated a tsunami with heights potentially reaching up to 3 meters (9.8 feet).

In response to the earthquake-triggered tsunami alert, Japan took precautionary measures by issuing an evacuation advisory for coastal areas near the southern prefecture of Okinawa. This advisory aimed to ensure the safety of residents and visitors in areas prone to tsunami threats following seismic events of such magnitude.