Taiwan earthquake live updates: evacuations and tsunami warning in Japan; buildings collapsed in Taiwan

Power reportedly out in parts of Taipei as strong 7.5 magnitude quake triggers evacuations in Okinawa – follow the latest

Full report: tsunami warning for Japan as shallow quake hits near Taiwan

People are trapped in collapsed buildings in Taiwan’s city of Hualien according to local media and the local government has suspended schools and classes in the region.

According to Taiwan’s Central Weather Administration, the epicentre of the quake was 25km southeast of Hualien.

Based on tsunami wave models and early tide gauge records of the tsunami in the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center, coastal areas in the Philippines fronting the Pacific Ocean are expected to experience high tsunami waves.

It is forecasted that the first tsunami waves will arrive between 08:33 AM to 10:33 AM, 03 Apr 2024 (PST). It may not be the largest and these waves may continue for hours.

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