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Taiwan issues tsunami warning for coastal areas after earthquake

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A 7.4-magnitude earthquake hit Taiwan’s east on Wednesday morning, according to the US Geological Survey, with major aftershocks hitting the island that were felt by AFP reporters.

“The earthquake may trigger a tsunami that will affect Taiwan. A tsunami warning is issued to remind people in coastal areas to be vigilant,” said an emergency message issued by authorities.


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