Strong Earthquake Hits Japan And Taiwan, But Tsunami Warning Lifted

Posted: Apr 20 2015, 1:19am CDT | by , in Latest Political News


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Strong Earthquake hits Japan and Taiwan, but Tsunami Warning Lifted
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An Earthquake rattled today Japan and Taiwan, but a Tsunami warning was lifted shortly after announcement.

A 5.2 magnitude earthquake hit Japan and Taiwan at 10:56 JST today. A strong earthquake in that region can often trigger a Tsunami. An Tsunami warning could though be already lifted an hour after the earthquake. The quake happened according to Japan Meteorological Agency in the Yongagunijima Kinkai region in a depth of 20km.

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The Taiwan Weather Bureau recorded two earthquakes and with one of them reaching 6.3 magnitude. Looks like Taiwan has better sensors in place in that region.

While there are no damage reports out of Japan, Taiwan suffered several incidents caused by the earthquake. Focus Taiwan reports of several injuries, fires and burst water pipelines.

Today's earthquake marks the biggest of the year for Taiwan so far this year.

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