China issues red alert for tsunami-Xinhua

China issues red alert for tsunami

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2024-04-03 09:24:15

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.