Taiwan is frequently struck by quakes as the island lies near the junction of two tectonic plates.

The US Geological Survey (USGS) reported that a 6.9-magnitude earthquake happened on Sunday off the southeast coast of Taiwan. A tsunami caution has been issued by Japan as a result of the solid quake. The USGS reduced the quake from its initial stamina of 7.2 to 6.9 size.

In a video clip shared by NDTV journalist Umashankar Singh on Twitter, the impact of the quake can be viewed as the shocks drink the train standing at a station.

His tweet in Hindi, when equated to English, reads as “See just how the train standing at the station started trembling throughout the earthquake?”.

According to a Reuters report, the quake struck at 2:44 pm at a depth of 10 kilometres, around 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of Taitung.

The town of Yuli experienced at the very least one structure collapse, according to the Central News Company (CNA).

There have actually been various shakes because the very same location was struck by an earthquake on Saturday with a size of 6.6.

However Sunday’s quake was much stronger.

Japan’s Meteorological Firm provided a tsunami advisory to remote islands near Taiwan.

Waves as high as one metre were expected to arrive around 4 pm (0700 GMT), it included.

Online TV video footage from the influenced islands did not right away reveal clear indications of high waves.

The China Quake Network Centre said tremors were plainly really felt in seaside locations consisting of Fujian, Guangdong, Jiangsu and Shanghai.

Taiwan is consistently hit by quakes as the island lies near the joint of 2 structural plates.

The island remains on the Pacific “Ring of Fire”, an arc of intense seismic activity that stretches with Southeast Asia as well as across the Pacific container.

Taiwan’s deadliest ever quake was a 7.6-magnitude jolt in September 1999 that eliminated over 2,400 individuals.

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Last Updated: 18 September 2022