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Taiwan toll rises to 4 dead, 97 injured after 7.3 magnitude earthquake rocks island

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Wednesday, 03 April, 2024, 09:48
Taiwan toll rises to 4 dead, 97 injured after 7.3 magnitude earthquake rocks island

At least four people are dead and 97 injured from a 7.3 magnitude earthquake that struck the east coast of Taiwan at 7.58am on Wednesday.
The quake’s epicentre, was in waters about 25km (15.5 miles) south of the eastern county of Hualien and 138km from Taipei, according to the Central Weather Bureau. The shock was felt across the island, causing buildings to collapse.

Tsunami warnings have been issued on the island as well as in mainland China and elsewhere in the region.