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About the Earthquake Off the Eastern Coast of Taiwan

Shortly after 8 a.m. (Japan Standard Time) on April 3, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the eastern coast of Taiwan. According to Taiwan's meteorological authorities, an intensity of 6+ was observed in Hualien County in the eastern part of the island. Taiwanese fire officials reported that four people were killed and 711 injured by 3 p.m. In addition, 77 people were trapped in collapsed buildings. In Okinawa Prefecture, a maximum intensity of 4 was also felt, and 20 to 30-centimeter tsunamis were observed on Yonaguni Island and Miyako Island.

We would like to express our deepest condolences to the victims of the earthquake, and our deepest sympathies to their families and all those affected.

We are currently checking on the safety of our students from the affected areas. We will make every effort to gather information on the affected areas as soon as possible.

April 3, 2024
Mitsuo Ochi, President of Hiroshima University


Hiroshima University Public Relations Office

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