Massive 7.4 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes East Coast of Taiwan”

ByTV10 Punjab

Apr 4, 2024
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International Desk
3 April
Sandeep Dhand Ludhiana

In a seismic event that rattled the eastern shores of Taiwan, a powerful earthquake measuring 7.4 on the Richter scale struck at 7:40 AM local time on Wednesday, April 3. The tremors reverberated through the region, sending shockwaves across the island nation.

The epicenter of the quake was located off the eastern coast of Taiwan, near the populous city of Hualien, known for its stunning landscapes and vibrant culture. Reports indicate widespread damage to infrastructure, with buildings swaying perilously and roads buckling under the force of the tremors.

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Authorities have issued alerts urging residents to remain vigilant as aftershocks continue to ripple through the area. Rescue teams have been mobilized to assess the extent of the damage and provide assistance to those affected. Despite the intensity of the earthquake, there have been no immediate reports of casualties.

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The earthquake serves as a stark reminder of Taiwan’s vulnerability to seismic activity, situated along the volatile Pacific Ring of Fire. Efforts to reinforce infrastructure and implement robust emergency response protocols are imperative to mitigate the impact of future earthquakes and ensure the safety and resilience of communities across the island.