Earthquake Hits Taiwan, Prompted Tsunami in Japan
A 6.6-magnitude earthquake hit the coast Taiwan and Southern Japan earlier this week on Monday. The earthquake hit 47 miles northeast of Hualien County but was felt across Taiwan reported CNN.
According to CBS San Francisco an elderly man was killed after an electricity transformer box exploded and sparked a house fire. The earthquake also prompted a tsunami advisory in Japan, the potential height of the tsunami was predicted to be 1 meter high. The advisory caused children in Japan to be removed from school as a precaution.
The advisory, which can be seen here, said this, “Marine threat is in place. Get out of the water and leave the coast immediately. As the strong current will continue, do not get in the sea or approach coasts until the advisory is cleared.”
Fortunately, the advisory was lifted after just an hour, The Japan Meteorological Agency said that the depth of the earthquake’s epicenter was not enough to trigger a tsunami.
Since Monday up to five aftershocks have hit Taiwan with magnitudes of at least 5.
The Central Weather Bureau stated that this has been Taiwan’s biggest quake this year reported Focus Taiwan. The earthquake’s epicenter was 47 miles away, with a depth of 18 miles.