Strong 6.9-magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan, triggers tsunami warning

Source: NBC News

“A powerful 6.9 magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan Sunday, derailing carriages and prompting tsunami warnings in southern Japan. The U.S. Geological Survey measured the quake at 7.2-magnitude before downgrading it to 6.9 and said the tsunami threat had passed. Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau said the quake, which struck near Taitung city on its southeastern coast, registered 6.8 magnitude and was a relatively shallow depth of 4 miles. … Tremors were also felt in the surrounding region, with Japan initially issuing a tsunami warning near the Okinawa prefecture. Japan’s Meteorological Agency had lifted all tsunami warnings for the country as of Sunday evening local time.” (09/18/22)