Taiwan earthquake latest news: Biggest quake in 25 years hits east coast - BBC News


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Thomas Mackintosh

Live reporter

If you are just joining our coverage of the Taiwanese earthquake, let's bring you up to date with what we know so far:

Taiwan's government says at least seven people have died and 711 have been injured after an offshore earthquake struck the eastern coast of the island

At a magnitude of the 7.4 it was the most powerful to hit the island in 25 years

Buildings in the capital, Taipei, and surrounding areas shook violently and it is feared dozens of people are trapped under rubble in Hualien county, near the epicentre

Tsunami alerts issued for nearby Japanese islands and the northern coast of the Philippines have been downgraded

Japan and China have offered assistance to Taiwan

President Tsai Ing-wen says Taiwan's military will be deployed in rescue operations



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