Taiwan earthquake: 9 dead and dozens trapped after strongest quake in 25 years

At least nine people have been killed and more than 900 injured after an earthquake hit the east coast of Taiwan on Wednesday morning.

The powerful quake, Taiwan’s strongest in 25 years, collapsed buildings, knocked out power and triggered landslides, while also prompting tsunami warnings in southern Japan and the Philippines. Taiwanese officials reported the quake as having a magnitude of 7.2, while the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) seismometers logged a magnitude of 7.4.


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