A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck southeast Taiwan on Sunday (Sep. 18) afternoon, according to Taiwan's weather bureau.
A tsunami warning has been issued.
Collapsed roads and buildings
This couple is stranded on a bridge between two collapsed sections of a highway in SE Taiwan after multiple quakes struck the area, including one measuring 6.8 which hit at 14:44 pic.twitter.com/qVnmEQEH8F— Tim Culpan (@tculpan) September 18, 2022
In the wake of the recent 6.8 earthquake in Hualien, part of the roof of Dongli (Dongli) station fell down, and one Tze-Chiang rail car toppled to one side. #earthquake #taiwan #地震 #花蓮 pic.twitter.com/k2IJqVUCvG— Foreigners in Taiwan 🇹🇼 外國人在台灣 (@foreignersinTW) September 18, 2022
While the epicentre of the earthquake was in Taitung county in southeast Taiwan, tremors were also strongly felt in the capital Taipei, which is over 300km away.
Wow. Another big earthquake in Taiwan. This one was a 6.8 with the epicenter in Taitung County. Even stronger than the 6.4 on Saturday. This video is from Taipei, more than 200 miles from Taitung. pic.twitter.com/5OTLRT55WX— Will Ripley (@willripleyCNN) September 18, 2022
Japan issues tsunami advisory for affected regions
Following the earthquake, the Japan Meteorological Agency has issued a tsunami advisory for the Miyakojima and Yaeyama regions of Okinawa Prefecture.
The estimated tsunami height is 1m, and people at the affected areas are advised to move to higher ground.
Another large quake in southern Taiwan. At this time A tsunami advisory via JMA has also been issued for the southern Japanese islands for a wave up to 1 meter. PTWC has not issued a pacific wide tsunami warning. pic.twitter.com/RuXdFL4UJH— Robert Speta (@RobertSpetaWX) September 18, 2022
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