Tuesday, 26 December 2006

Earthquake - Taiwan

Taiwan was shaken by an earthquake measuring 7.2 on the Richter scale today at 12.26 GMT (1½ hours before this post), a rather larger event (by a factor of about 7,000) than the one at Dumfries I referred to in a previous post. A 1 metre high tsunami is thought to be heading for the Philippines, although no formal tsunami warning has been issued. There are no reports at present of damage or casualties in Taiwan.

Map courtesy BBC

1 comment:

  1. 7.2 is very very bad news, my God!