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At least 1 dead, 6.9-magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan, collapses buildings, destroys roads, tsunami warning raised | Tietung | Yuli | Photos | Video | the world

A powerful earthquake occurred in the southeast region On Sunday, it claimed at least one life, demolished three buildings and destroyed roads, but experts say the threat of a regional tsunami has passed.

The Earthquake It occurred about 50 kilometers north of the city at 0644 GMT Tying and 10 kilometers deep, as described by the United States Geological Survey USGS. Several aftershocks have also been reported.

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The Japan Meteorological Agency and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued warnings shortly after the quake, but both later clarified that there was no threat of high waves.

A rescuer talks on a cell phone in front of a collapsed building in Yuli Township, eastern Taiwan’s Hualien County. (Sam Yeh/AFP)
Firefighters carry a person during rescue operations at the site of a building that collapsed after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake in Yuli Township, Hualien County.  (Photo Manual / Tietung County Fire Bureau / AFP)
Firefighters carry a person during rescue operations at the site of a building that collapsed after a magnitude 6.9 earthquake in Yuli Township, Hualien County. (Photo Manual / Tietung County Fire Bureau / AFP) / Manual
A derailed train remains at Dongli Station in Hualien after a 6.9-magnitude earthquake.  (AFP).
A derailed train remains at Dongli Station in Hualien after a 6.9-magnitude earthquake. (AFP).

National Fire Service Taiwan One person died after machinery collapsed at a cement factory in the city YuliIt was near the center.

Rescuers are working in the rubble of a store that collapsed in the 6.9-magnitude earthquake in eastern Taiwan.  (EFE/EPA/DANIEL CENG SHOU YI).
Rescuers are working in the rubble of a store that collapsed in the 6.9-magnitude earthquake in eastern Taiwan. (EFE/EPA/DANIEL CENG SHOU YI).

The Ministry of Health reported that 79 people were referred for medical treatment or hospital.

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in Taiwan City YuliThe two-storied building that housed the shop collapsed 7-Eleven On the ground floor.

Video images released by Central News Agency Taiwan They showed panicked residents fleeing the building as it collapsed, sending up a thick cloud of dust.

Bridge damaged by 6.9 magnitude earthquake in Taiwan  (EFE).
Bridge damaged by 6.9 magnitude earthquake in Taiwan (EFE).
A view of the collapsed bridge in Kaohliao after the earthquake in Taiwan.  (Sam Yeh/AFP)
A view of the collapsed bridge in Kaohliao after the earthquake in Taiwan. (Sam Yeh/AFP)

Hualien Fire Department said four people trapped inside were rescued.

Two other buildings in the city collapsed but were fortunately empty, the department added.

Taiwanese rescuers pull a survivor from the rubble of an earthquake-hit shop.  (EFE).
Taiwanese rescuers pull a survivor from the rubble of an earthquake-hit shop. (EFE).

Two nearby bridges collapsed and two others were damaged.

This image provided by the Hualien County Fire Department shows firefighters searching for people trapped in a collapsed building after an earthquake in Taiwan.  (Hualian County Fire Department via AP)
This image provided by the Hualien County Fire Department shows firefighters searching for people trapped in a collapsed building after an earthquake in Taiwan. (Hualian County Fire Department via AP)

The Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) He explained that the train derailed at Dongli station in Hualien after being hit by concrete from a canopy that came loose during the earthquake. According to the same source, passengers were evacuated and there were no injuries.

Firefighters work to rescue a building that collapsed in an earthquake in Taiwan.  (AFP)..
Firefighters work to rescue a building that collapsed in an earthquake in Taiwan. (AFP)..

Tremors were also felt in the capital Taipei and the southwestern city of Kaohsiung.

Taiwan And its surroundings are prone to frequent earthquakes due to its location near the junction between two tectonic plates.

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