Taiwan Earthquake: Taipei Metro Suspends All MRT Trains To Conduct Safety Checks

Following a massive earthquake of magnitude 7.5 in Taiwan, Taipei Earthquake has decided to suspend all MRT trains. The train services will be halted for around 40 to 60 minutes for authorities to conduct safety checks.
Taiwan Earthquake: Taipei Metro Suspends All MRT Trains To Conduct Safety Checks

Taiwan Earthquake: Taipei Metro Suspends All MRT Trains To Conduct Safety Checks

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Taipei: Following a massive earthquake of magnitude 7.5 in Taiwan, Taipei Earthquake has decided to suspend all MRT trains. The train services will be halted for around 40 to 60 minutes for authorities to conduct safety checks.
As per the notice issues, all lines of the Taipei Metro have been suspended to conduct safety checks.

7.5 Magnitude Earthquake Jolts Taiwan

A major earthquake struck eastern Taiwan around 8 AM local time. The earthquake, which measured 7.5 on the Richter Scale resulted in tsunami warning being issued for neighbouring Japan and The Philippines.
As per the United States Geological Survey (USGS), the earthquake had a magnitude of 7.4. However, Japan's Meteorological Agency put the magnitude at 7.5.
The epicentre of the earthquake was reported 18 kilometres south of Taiwan's Hualien City. As per China's Central Weather Administration, the 7.5 magnitude earthquake was followed by around seven aftershocks ranging from 4.6 to 6.5 magnitude.
Following the earthquake in Taiwan, tsunami waves as high as three metres (10 feet) are expected to strike Japan, especially for the remote Japanese islands. Japan's national broadcaster NHK displayed an 'Evacuate' warning as soon as the earthquake struck Taiwan.
A tsunami warning has also been issued for the Philippines after the earthquake. Apart from this, Taiwan has reported several building collapses and major landslides as part fo the aftermath of the jolt.
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