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Entire community in Xiamen fled outside after 7.3 magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan: Earthquake felt strongly in Fujian

There was a strong earthquake in Taiwan on the morning of the 3rd. Apart from this, the Central Meteorological Administration has declared its intensity as 7.2 on the Richter scale.Earthquake“Taiwan Network” also released information. Judging by the news broadcast by mainland media, that time was even earlier than us. According to the China Seismological Network, it was officially determined that at 7:58 on April 3, a magnitude 7.3 earthquake struck the waters of Hualien County, Taiwan, with a focal depth of 12 kilometers. Earthquakes caused strong earthquakes. The earthquake was strongly felt across the island of Taiwan, and in Fujian and Guangdong. clear.

According to China Earthquake Networkweibo, the China Seismological Network first announced at 8:01 a.m. After automatic measurement, an earthquake of about 7.4 magnitude occurred near Taiwan (23.86 degrees north latitude, 121.62 degrees east longitude) at 07:58 on April 3. “Final results announced at official pace.” The report will be valid.” Later, China’s state media such as CCTV broadcast the news sequentially.

Then, at about 8:15 am, the China Seismological Network once again announced that it was “officially determined” that a magnitude 7.3 earthquake had occurred in the waters off Hualien County, Taiwan, at 7:58 am on April 3 (23.81 degrees north latitude, 121.74 degrees east longitude) The epicenter depth of the earthquake is 12 kilometers.

The China Seismological Network said the quake caused strong tremors across Taiwan island. The earthquake was very obvious in Fujian and Guangdong, and was also felt in Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Shanghai and other places.

A large number of messages also appeared on the China earthquake network Weibo. Some Chinese netizens said that the entire community in Xiamen ran out, that the earthquake in Quanzhou was so strong that they woke up in their sleep, and Fuzhou fainted, “Xiamen was extremely strong”, etc.

Xiamen Daily reported that when the earthquake struck, many schools in Xiamen immediately organized the systematic evacuation of students to safe areas on the playground.

On the other hand, China’s Ministry of Natural Resources also issued a tsunami level I warning (red). The Tsunami Warning Center of China’s Ministry of Natural Resources said that depending on initial earthquake parameters, the earthquake could trigger a local tsunami around the source.

A follow-up report from the China Seismological Network also included that the average elevation within 5 kilometers of the epicenter was about -3,560 meters. The epicenter of the earthquake was 22 kilometers away from Shoufeng Township, 24 kilometers away from Xian Township, 26 kilometers away from Hualien City, 29 kilometers away from Fenglin Town, 30 kilometers away from Xincheng Township, 24 kilometers away from Hualien County, and 138 kilometers away from the epicenter of the earthquake. away from taipei city; Moreover, the epicenter of the earthquake is within the nearest 200 kilometers. A total of 256 earthquakes of magnitude 4 or greater have occurred in the last five years, of which this earthquake is the largest.

The China Seismological Network determines the location of the earthquake’s epicenter. (Taken from CCTV News)

Chinese netizens reported that they felt a strong tremor and left messages on the Weibo of the China Earthquake Network.  (Taken from China Earthquake Network Weibo)
Chinese netizens reported that they felt a strong tremor and left messages on the Weibo of the China Earthquake Network. (Taken from China Earthquake Network Weibo)



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