Strong earthquake hits southeastern Taiwan, building collapses

A 6.8 magnitude earthquake hit the southeastern part of Taiwan on Sunday, the island’s weather bureau said. Two people were trapped in a building housing a convenience store that collapsed in Yuli and two people had been rescued. The quake followed a 6.4 magnitude temblor on Saturday evening in the same area, which caused no casualties. The U.S. Pacific Tsunami Warning Center issued a warning for Taiwan after the tremor but later lifted the alert. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co (2330.TW),, the world’s largest contract chipmaker, said there was no known significant impact.

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