Taiwan: the strongest earthquake in 25 years - voila! news. A magnitude 7.5 earthquake was felt in the island's capital, Taipei.

The earthquake led to a tsunami warning in the islands of southern Japan and the Philippines. In Japan, certain areas were evacuated for fear of tsunami waves up to 3 meters high. Taiwan's media showed footage of buildings collapsing, and reports of people being trapped in the rubble. The Taiwan TV station showed several buildings collapsing following the earthquake.