Taiwan is hit by a devastating earthquake on Sunday. Which collapsed one building and trapped two people inside while also toppling part of a passenger train’s tracks at a station.
The magnitude 6.8 tremor was the largest of dozens that have shaken the island’s southeastern coast since Saturday night when a lesser quake occurred in the same location.
According to Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau, “The earthquake’s center was in the town of Chishang, at a depth of 7 kilometers (4 miles) and tremors could be felt across Taiwan.” A tsunami warning has been issued after this strong earthquake. The earthquakes destroyed train carriages and a building collapsed, prompting rescue workers to try rescuing people trapped beneath the rubble.
After the quake, the US Tsunami Warning Centre issued a tsunami warning in Taiwan. Hazardous tsunami waves were possible within 300 kilometers of the epicenter along Taiwan’s coasts.