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Devastating Earthquake in Taiwan

Taiwan, also referred to as the Republic of China (ROC), is a country located in East Asia, bordered by the East and South China Seas, the People’s Republic of China, Japan, and the Philippines. It has a population of over 23 million residents as of 2022.

Source: CNN

According to reports, a magnitude 7.4 earthquake that struck Taiwan’s eastern coast has led to severe infrastructure damage and 9 fatalities. People have been evacuated from their homes to higher ground, with 91,000 homes left without power and over 900 people injured. The number of casualties is yet to be confirmed as the military has been deployed to aid in search and rescue operations.

The report further mentions that the quake is the strongest to hit the country since 1999.