TAIPEI (Reuters) -A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the sparsely populated southeastern a part of Taiwan on Sunday, based on the island’s climate bureau, sparking a tsunami warning.
The U.S. Geological Survey measured the quake at a magnitude 7.2 and at a depth of 10 km (6.21 miles).
Taiwan media stated a low rise constructing housing a comfort retailer collapsed, whereas at the least one prepare carriage was de-railed at a station on the east coast.
It was unclear if there have been any casualties.
The U.S. Tsunami Warning Middle issued a warning in Taiwan after the tremor. It stated hazardous tsunami waves have been potential inside 300 km (190 miles) of the epicentre alongside the coasts of Taiwan.
Japan’s climate company issued a warning for tsunami waves of 1 metre for a part of Okinawa prefecture following the earthquake.