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Over 700 injured after strong earthquake in Taiwan

The strongest earthquake in over two decades rocked Taiwan on Wednesday morning.

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake was centered 18.0 km south-southwest of Hualien City, Taiwan at 7:58 a.m. local time. It was at a depth of 34 km.

So far, there have been seven fatalities and over 700 people are injured.

There were several aftershocks including a 6.5 magnitude.

As a result of the earthquake, tsunami warnings were issued but have since been lifted. In Taiwan, tsunami heights reached nearly half a metre and there was a 0.3 metre wave in Japan.

There were no reports of any major damage caused by the tsunami.


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