7.4 magnitude earthquake shakes Taiwan: Japan issues tsunami alert on islands and SHOA excludes it for Chile

The epicenter of the earthquake was recorded in Taipei, the capital of the Asian country.

A 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck Wednesday morning Taipei, the capital of Taiwan Taiwan’s Central Meteorological Administration reported.

The strong earthquake left several areas of the city without power, according to a Reuters report.

The Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) issued a tsunami warning for the country’s southern islands after the earthquake at 8:58 a.m. Japan local time (8:58 p.m. Chilean time), which was followed by a aftershock of magnitude 6.5. , 13 minutes later.

According to the agency, waves of up to three meters are expected on some islands.

He Naval Hydrographic and Oceanographic Service (SHOA) – According to information provided by the National Disaster Prevention and Response Service (Senapred), it stressed that the characteristics of the earthquake in Taiwan “do not meet the necessary conditions to generate a tsunami on the coast of Chile.”

Source: Latercera


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