A severe earthquake has struck Taiwan. In the last 24 hours, 100 tremors have been felt here and their intensity is increasing. While an earthquake of 6.5 magnitude occurred on Saturday, its magnitude was measured at 7.2 on Sunday.
The US Geological Survey has prompted Japan to issue a tsunami warning. According to media reports, earthquake tremors have been felt 100 times in different parts of Taiwan in the last 24 hours. Somewhere, two pieces of land were seen, and somewhere the bridge collapsed. Strong tremors of the earthquake were felt on Saturday as well. The magnitude of this earthquake was measured at 6.4 on the Richter scale. The agency said that some houses were damaged due to the earthquake, while the railway service was also disrupted.
Photos and videos of heavy devastation have come to the fore. More than 11 buildings have been demolished. A tsunami alert has been issued. It is feared that more tremors may be felt. Officially the government is not in a position to say anything.
According to local media reports, a two-storey residential building collapsed near the epicentre of the earthquake. The tremors were felt at the northern end of the island in the capital Taipei. The danger has increased after the tsunami alert. If a tsunami strikes, it can cause great devastation as far as Japan. Taiwan's Taitung County was hit by a 6.4 earthquake on Saturday night and has felt several aftershocks.