On Sunday, a 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit southeastern Taiwan. Buildings fell down and tsunami warnings were sent out.

The earthquake was 10 kilometers deep and hit the Chishang township in rural southeastern Taiwan.
Miyako island in the East China Sea was warned of a tsunami by Japan’s Meteorological Agency, but the warning was later taken away. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) had also warned about tsunami waves along nearby coastlines.
After the strong earthquake, photos showed buildings that had fallen down in the south of Taiwan. At first, the USGS put it at 7.2, but then they changed it to 6.9.
The official Central News Agency (CNA) of the island said that four people who were trapped under the rubble of one building were saved.
The Taiwan Railway Administration said that no one was hurt when a train derailed in the area and about 20 people had to be taken to safety.
Kolas Yotaka, a former presidential spokeswoman who is now running for local office in Hualien county, said that a local school had also been damaged.
After the quake, Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen turned on the Central Emergency Operation Center. Taiwanese residents have been asked to stay alert to avoid potential aftershocks, Tsai said in a recorded statement.
About 110 soldiers have also been deployed in Hualien county, along the island’s eastern coast, to assist with disaster relief efforts, Taiwan’s defense ministry spokesman Sun Li-fang said.