Powerful earthquake rocks Taiwan, buildings seen collapsed, causes tsunami warning in Japan

Buildings were seen shaken off their foundations following the quake, which was given a 7.5, according to the U.S. Geological Survey

Video shows chandelier waving during Taiwan quake

Taiwan was struck with a powerful earthquake Wednesday morning, damaging buildings and causing tsunami warnings in Japan. (Credit: Reuters)

An earthquake rocked the entire island of Taiwan early Wednesday, collapsing buildings in a southern city and sparking a tsunami warning for southern Japanese islands.

Video and images on social media showed buildings shaken off their foundations.

The U.S. Geological Survey put the quake at a 7.5 while Taiwan’s earthquake monitoring agency gave the magnitude as 7.2.

Figures regarding casualties have not been released. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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Authored by Louis Casiano via FoxNews April 2nd 2024