China issues red alert for tsunami

(Xinhua) 09:42, April 03, 2024

BEIJING, April 3 (Xinhua) -- China issued a red alert for tsunami after an earthquake jolted the sea area near Hualien of Taiwan at 7:58 a.m. on Wednesday.

According to the warning center of the Ministry of Natural Resources, a tsunami may be caused in surrounding waters of the quake's focus, expected to bring catastrophic effects to the coastal areas including the east of Taipei and Hualien.

China has a four-tier, color-coded warning system for tsunami, with red representing the most severe warning.

(Web editor: Zhang Kaiwei, Liang Jun)


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