Taiwan: 7 Aftershocks Follow Powerful 7.7 Magnitude Earthquake Near Hualien

At least seven major aftershocks were recorded after a massive earthquake struck Taiwan Wednesday morning.
Taiwan: 7 Aftershocks Follow Powerful 7.4 Magnitude Earthquake Near Hualien

A massive earthquake struck Taiwan prompting a tsunami alert in Japan Wednesday morning.

At least seven major aftershocks were recorded after a massive earthquake struck Taiwan Wednesday morning. Following the 7.7 magnitude seismic event jolting the Taiwanese capital city of Taipei, as per China's Central Weather Administration, back-to-back seven major aftershocks were observed. Among them, a 'largest intensity' tremblor strike happened 12.7 Km north of Hualien.
Earlier, the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) informed that the seismic event was recorded at 7:58 am, per local time. The epicenter of the earthquake was near Hualien City. After the mainshock, the first tremblor was reported within a time gap of merely two minutes. The aftershock was felt at around 14.2 km SSE of Hualien County Hall. It had a depth of 25.4 km and was recorded with Magnitude 5.3 on the Richter Scale.
Within a fraction of another eleven minutes, another major tremblor strike took place 12.7 km NNE of Hualien County Hall which had a depth of 5.5 km and magnitude 6.5 on the Richter Scale, according to the CWA. In the next two minutes by around 8:31 am, per local time, four more aftershocks were felt with magnitudes 4.4, 4.9, 4.6, and 5.6 respectively.
The train and metro services at the East Asia Island nation were suspected after the seismic event. Multiple reports confirmed that many buildings collapsed in the country's southern city after the quake. Among the visuals that widely circulated online, a five-story building in Hualien was seen heavily damaged. One more footage from the incident showed a moving bridge after tremors were felt while travellers were standing with their vehicles on it.
The extent of the damages is yet to be ascertained. There is no clarity on the mortality and number of people injured in Taiwan due to the earthquake at the moment. This is a developing story as the data presented by CWA shows tremblors are still felt in parts of the country.
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