Tsunami threat 'largely passed' after Taiwan quake

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Tsunami threat ‘largely passed’ after Taiwan quake: Pacific Tsunami Warning Center

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The quake hit just before 8:00 am local time (0000 GMT) and had a magnitude of 7.4 according to the US Geological Survey, triggering tsunami warnings in Taiwan, southern Japan and the Philippines.

Tsunami alert for Japan’s southern islands after 7.5 magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan

The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said Wednesday that the tsunami threat from a major earthquake in Taiwan “has now passed”.

The quake hit just before 8:00 am local time (0000 GMT) and had a magnitude of 7.4 according to the US Geological Survey, triggering tsunami warnings in Taiwan, southern Japan and the Philippines.

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