The 6.8-magnitude earthquake struck at a relatively shallow depth of 7 kilometers near the city of Taitung on the southeast coast, Taiwan authorities reported.
A two-story residential building collapsed near the epicenter, according to a Taiwanese media report. The shaking was felt on the north side of the island in the capital Taipei.
After the earthquake in Taiwan, the Japanese meteorological agency issued an advisory for a tsunami of up to 1 meter high that would reach several southern Japanese islands.
The agency said the first waves could reach Yonaguni Island, Japan’s westernmost island, about 110 kilometers (70 miles) east of Taiwan, around 4:10 p.m. (0710 GMT) and then three nearby islands. The islands are located about 2000 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. Weather officials urged residents of those areas to stay clear of the shoreline.
Taiwan’s Taitung district was hit by a 6.4 magnitude earthquake on Saturday night and has been ravaged by numerous aftershocks ever since.