On Wednesday morning, the east coast of Taiwan was hit by a powerful earthquake that resulted in at least nine deaths and over 900 injuries. The earthquake, the strongest in 25 years, caused building collapses, power outages, landslides and triggered tsunami warnings in southern Japan and the Philippines.

The magnitude 7.2 earthquake struck southwest of Hualien City at 7:58 a.m. local time and was followed by strong aftershocks that shook the island. Despite the severity of the earthquake, buildings in Taiwan are designed to withstand strong earthquakes, and its population is well prepared for such disasters due to their location along the Pacific Ocean’s “Ring of Fire”.

Taiwanese officials reported the quake as a magnitude 7.2, while the USGS recorded a magnitude of 7.4. The Pacific plate meets several other plates, including the Eurasian, North American, Cocos, Philippine Sea, and Nazca plates, creating friction that accumulates energy and releases it in the form of earthquakes. In Taiwan, the Philippine Sea Plate and the Eurasian Plate interact

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