Japan, the Philippines, and Others Respond After Tsunami Warnings Caused by Taiwan Earthquake Spread

Japan, the Philippines, and Others Respond After Tsunami Warnings Caused by Taiwan Earthquake Spread


A 7.4 magnitude earthquake struck Taiwan on Wednesday, killing at least nine and at least initially sending populations in neighboring Pacific countries scrambling for higher ground.

Among the dead, according to The Associated Press, were three hikers who were killed by a rockslide at Taiwan’s Taroko National Park, in the northeast part of the island country. The driver of a van in the park was also killed when a boulder crushed the vehicle.

Tsunami warnings were issued from Japan to the Philippines and elsewhere in the region when the tremor hit just before 8 a.m. local time (8 p.m. Tuesday, EDT), the AP reported.

A 7.2 magnitude earthquake rocked Taiwan, the strongest tremor to hit the island in at least 25 years, sparking a

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