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Shocking Taiwan earthquake videos (Photo: The Associated Press)
  • See shocking Taiwan earthquake videos.
  • There are nine dead and hundreds injured.
  • It was a devastating 7.5 on the Richter scale.

A devastating earthquake measuring 7.5 on the Richter scale struck Taiwan early Wednesday. It was the most powerful earthquake in the region in a quarter of a century.

The disaster occurred during rush hour, claiming the lives of at least nine people and leaving hundreds more injured.

It was also reported that dozens of people were trapped in quarries and damaged buildings.

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7.5 magnitude earthquake hits Taiwan

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PHOTO: The Associated Press

The 7.5 earthquake that shook Taiwan took residents by surprise and wreaked havoc.

The epicenter of the quake was located off the coast of the rural and mountainous county of Hualien, where the impacts were most intense, The Associated Press reported.

Numerous buildings suffered severe damage, with some ground floors collapsing under the force of the earthquake.

The impact of the quake was felt 93 miles away in Taipei.

Impact of the quake

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In Taipei, roof tiles fell from old buildings and schools, students were evacuated to sports fields and given yellow safety helmets due to the risk of aftershocks.

Photos and videos captured during and after the earthquake have flooded social media, revealing the magnitude of the disaster and the bravery of citizens in the face of the emergency.

Some Taiwan earthquake videos show how residents were forced to flee through the windows of damaged buildings.

They also showed rescue teams worked hard to free people trapped under the rubble.

A tsunami warning was issued

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A tsunami warning was issued, saying that waves could reach up to 9 feet high.

This warning was later canceled, although authorities remain on alert for possible aftershocks and additional risks, according to The Associated Press.

Solidarity and the spirit of resilience have been evident on social media, with numerous messages of support and encouragement for the victims.

People are also sending messages to the rescue teams who work tirelessly to save lives and mitigate the damage caused by this natural disaster.

Shocking videos of the Taiwan earthquake

Taiwan is in a period of intense mobilization and recovery, as the country prepares to face the challenges this earthquake has left in its wake.

Meanwhile, powerful images that were recorded by residents of Taiwan at the time of the incident have begun to circulate through social media.

The videos show people panicking as the feel the ground begin to move.

Other images show buildings falling, terrifying residents.

More videos of the earthquake

More videos shared on social media show people on public transport reacting to the tremors.

In them you can see passengers holding on to avoid falling onto the floor.

Shocking images of landslides in the mountains were also captured.

To see more of these Taiwan earthquake videos click HERE, HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE

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