Where did the earthquake happen?
According to earthquake.usgs.gov, earthquake tremors have been felt in Taiwan, Japan, China, Afghanistan, Myanmar, India (Meghalaya) within the last 24 hours. The worst condition is in Taiwan. According to the information so far, the tremors of the earthquake were felt 50 kilometers north of the city at 2:44 pm (local time). According to the US Geological Survey, the epicenter of the quake was 10 km below. Its intensity was measured at 6.9 on the Rector Scale.
Amidst the tremors of the earthquake, the Japan Meteorological Department has issued a one meter high tsunami alert. According to meteorologists, the southern islands of Japan may be threatened due to this tsunami. An alert has been issued for this. Japanese officials have asked people living close to the coast to evacuate immediately.
23 years ago more than two thousand people were killed in Taiwan
This is not the first time in Taiwan that an earthquake has caused havoc. Prior to this, the earthquake in 1999 also caused terrible devastation. Then more than two thousand people died. More than one and a half lakh people were made homeless. About 15,000 people were injured. After this there was a terrible earthquake in the year 2016. Then more than 100 people died.
More than 50 earthquake tremors in 24 hours
More than 50 earthquake tremors have been felt in Taiwan and Japan in the last 24 hours. There is panic in the whole country. People are shocked. The government has asked people to move to safer areas. Relief work has also started.