26 Apr 2010

Local tsunamis possible after 6.9 quake

4:09 pm on 26 April 2010

A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.9 struck southeast of Taiwan on Monday afternoon.

No tsunami warnings were issued but the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said local tsunamis on coastlines within 100 km of the quake's centre were possible.

The United States Geological Survey said the quake struck at a depth of 10 km, 314 km southeast of Taiwan and northeast of the Batan Islands in the Philippines.