7.2-magnitude earthquake strikes Taiwan, tsunami warning issued in Japan

According to the US Geological Survey, a severe earthquake that struck Taiwan's southeast coast on Sunday caused at least one building in a tiny village to collapse

and prompted Japan to issue a tsunami warning

The USGS reported that the earthquake struck at 2:44 PM (0644 GMT) at a depth of 10 km, roughly 50 km (30 miles) north of Taitung.

The USGS eventually lowered the earthquake from its initial strength of 7.2 to 6.9 magnitude.

The village of Yuli experienced at least one structure fall, according to Taiwan's semi-official Central News Agency.

Residents running towards the collapsed building as it blew up a dense cloud of dust can be seen in video uploaded by CNA.

and sent to the hospital, while all four people were saved from a structure holding a convenience store that collapsed in Yuli.

Due to its location at the meeting point of two tectonic plates, Taiwan is vulnerable to earthquakes.

Samantha Ruth Prabhu has been advised to stay out of public glare due to health issues