Taiwan receives tsunami warning after 6.9 magnitude earthquake hits island

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The United States Geological Survey (USGS) warned of a possible tsunami within a radius of 300 kilometers off the coast of Taiwan, moments after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake was detected in the southeast of the island on Sunday (18).

The Japan Meteorological Agency also issued a tsunami warning for Miyako Island in the East China Sea after the earthquake that struck Yujing District in rural Taiwan and was 10 kilometers deep.

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Three people are trapped under the rubble of a building that collapsed as a result of the earthquake, the island’s Central News Agency (CNA) reported. A fourth person was also trapped but managed to be rescued.

The earthquake also caused the derailment of a train in the area, but there were no casualties in the incident, the Taiwan Railway Administration said.

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Kolas Yotaka, a former presidential spokeswoman who is running in local elections in Hualien County, said damage was also reported at a local school.

Source: CNN Brasil

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