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    22 months ago

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    Multiple videos were shared of damage to Hualien, a city on the east coast of Taiwan close to the epicentre of the quake - with buildings downed and landslides throwing up huge clumps of dirt and dust.

    Taiwan’s Central Weather Administration agency said the quake could be felt across the island - measuring 7.2 at the epicentre and around four at its weakest on the furthest reaches away from the centre of the tectonic jolt.

    A 30 cm tsunami reached Yonaguni Island at 9.18am Japan time, JMA said, while the Philippines’ weather agency has also warned residents in coastal areas to be prepared to evacuate.

    In several images from Hualien, on Taiwan’s east coast, a large red glass-fronted tower block was seen to have partially collapsed, keeling over towards the ground and resting at an angle as shocked onlookers watched on.

    Tremors were felt across the country, including in the capital of Taipei at the island’s northern tip, where a webcam video showed the view being juddered by the convulsions.

    The United States Geological Survey (USGS) said the quake had a magnitude of 7.4, with its epicentre 18 kilometres south of Taiwan’s Hualien City at a depth of 34.8 km.

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