The 6.eight quake struck at a comparatively shallow depth of seven kilometres close to the town of Taitung on the southeastern coast, Taiwanese authorities reported.
A two-story residential constructing collapsed close to the epicentre, in response to a Taiwanese media report. The shaking was felt on the north finish of the island within the capital, Taipei.
Following the quake in Taiwan, Japan Meteorological Company issued an advisory for a tsunami as excessive as one metre reaching a number of southern Japanese islands. Climate officers urged residents in these areas to keep away from the shoreline.
The company mentioned the earliest waves might attain the Yonaguni island, Japan’s westernmost island about 250 kilometres northeast of Taitung, at 4.10 pm native time (5.40pm Australian time) and subsequently three close by islands.
A 6.Four earthquake hit Taiwan on Saturday evening in an space north of Taitung County that has been rattled by quite a few aftershocks since then.