April 21st, 2024

A strong earthquake hits near Taiwan, tsunami alert issued

By The Associated Press on April 2, 2024.

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) – A strong earthquake of magnitude 7.5 struck off Taiwan, and Japan issued a tsunami alert for the southern Japanese island group of Okinawa.

Japan’s meteorological agency forecast a tsunami of up to 3 meters (9.8 feet).

It wasn’t yet clear if there was any damage from the quake Wednesday morning.

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