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BREAKING: Massive Earthquake Hits Taiwan


This was the strongest earthquake to hit Taiwan in a quarter-century according to state media.

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit the Taiwanese capitol Taipei on Wednesday morning leading to massive infrastructure damage and a tsunami warning being issued for southern Japan and the Philippines.

The quake began at 7:58 am local time at a depth of 9.6 miles off Taiwan’s east coast, according to Taiwan’s Central Weather Administration. X (formally Twitter) users have posted a number of jaw-dropping videos from on the ground of the island nation.

BREAKING: Multiple buildings collapse after quake hits eastern Taiwan – witnesses pic.twitter.com/VcdavC7abb

— BNO News (@BNONews) April 3, 2024

Reports of injuries and fatalities are likely to begin pouring in.

Compilation of the current crop of clips out of Taiwan. Insane earthquake. Pray the losses aren’t too bad. pic.twitter.com/GFiDddWl2N

— Daniel (@growing_daniel) April 3, 2024

Large buildings collapsed as residents looked on.

🚨BREAKING: Multiple buildings have reportedly collapsed in Taiwan following a preliminary 7.5 magnitude earthquake.

The video is reportedly from Hualien, Taiwan.pic.twitter.com/qIrOkkAzWY

— AJ Huber (@Huberton) April 3, 2024

While damage came to the cities, the countryside was not left unscathed.

🚨BREAKING: A landslide caused by a 7.5 magnitude earthquake in Taiwan.pic.twitter.com/SmFRxqmgvw

— AJ Huber (@Huberton) April 3, 2024

Another video shows more landslides from the steep hills of Taiwan.

🔥🚨BREAKING NEWS: Multiple skyscrapers and houses have collapsed in Taiwan after massive 7.5 magnitude earthquake. pic.twitter.com/CmifL5cTj1

— Dom Lucre | Breaker of Narratives (@dom_lucre) April 3, 2024

The shaking was so violent it caused motorists to stop along a bridge.

If you were terrified of bridges after the Baltimore Key bridge collapse, this footage from the earthquake in Taiwan should calm ya down. pic.twitter.com/vUllK41n7R

— Nerdy 🅰🅳🅳🅸🅲🆃 (@Nerdy_Addict) April 3, 2024

A news studio filmed the intense shaking during the quake.

🚨The video of the heavy shaking inside a TV studio in Taiwan during the 7.5 magnitude earthquake. #earthquakepic.twitter.com/MmL5qwSEU9

— AJ Huber (@Huberton) April 3, 2024

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