Tsunami alert lifted following earthquake in Taiwan

A tsunami warning issued for several coastal provinces in the Philippines has been lifted after a strong earthquake hit Taiwan on Wednesday morning. The earthquake, measuring 7.5 magnitude, struck Taiwan at 07:58 a.m. (Philippine time), according to the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology. The agency issued a tsunami warning for Batanes Group of Islands, Cagayan, Ilocos Norte, and Isabela, but the warning was lifted after a couple of hours as there were no significant sea level disturbances. The earthquake also prompted tsunami warnings for parts of southern Japan. The quake, with its epicenter south of Taiwan’s Hualien City, did not affect the capital Manila.

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