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The strongest in 25 years: Taiwan is rocked by a 7.7 magnitude earthquake, with dozens of dead and injured. Photos and video

Maryna PohorilkoWorld
Dozens of houses were completely or partially destroyed by the earthquake. Source: TVBS/AP

On the morning of April 3, Taiwan was shaken by a magnitude 7.7 earthquake, the strongest in 25 years. As a result of the natural disaster, dozens of buildings in Hualien went underground, and more than 91,000 people across the country lost power. At least 4 people were killed and 97 others were injured.

This was reported by the Taiwan Fire Service, The Guardian reports. According to the Associated Press, the epicenter of the earthquake was located at a depth of about 35 km, 18 kilometers south of the city of Hualien.

The moment of destruction of one of the residential buildings was caught on video. The powerful aftershocks caused it to collapse like a house of cards.

Taiwanese officials reported that people are trapped in collapsed buildings in the county, and an important highway along the island's east coast is closed to traffic due to extensive damage caused by landslides and rockfalls.

A total of 26 collapsed buildings have been reported so far, including 15 in Hualien County.

Taiwan's Central Meteorological Administration has warned that powerful aftershocks of magnitude 7 are expected by the end of the week.

The strongest in 25 years: Taiwan is rocked by a 7.7 magnitude earthquake, with dozens of dead and injured. Photos and video

According to Western media, the earthquake in Taiwan triggered a tsunami warning in Japan and the Philippines, but the warning was later canceled.

The strongest in 25 years: Taiwan is rocked by a 7.7 magnitude earthquake, with dozens of dead and injured. Photos and video
The strongest in 25 years: Taiwan is rocked by a 7.7 magnitude earthquake, with dozens of dead and injured. Photos and video

Earthquakes in Taiwan are a regular occurrence due to its location on the Pacific Ring of Fire, which runs around the edge of the Pacific Ocean and causes massive seismic and volcanic activity from Indonesia to Chile. At the same time, the current tremors are the strongest since 1999, when a 7.7 magnitude earthquake struck 150 kilometers south of Taipei, killing 2,400 people and injuring another 10,000.

The strongest in 25 years: Taiwan is rocked by a 7.7 magnitude earthquake, with dozens of dead and injured. Photos and video

As reported by OBOZ.UA:

- On March 4, an earthquake with a magnitude of 1.7 was recorded in Ukraine. The emergency occurred in Ivano-Frankivsk region.

- Also on March 4, an earthquake of 6.1 magnitude occurred in Kazakhstan near the border with Kyrgyzstan. Sirens were sounded in Almaty, people began to leave their homes, plaster fell off in apartments and furniture shook.

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