April 3rd Earthquake in Taiwan
On the morning of April 3rd, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit eastern Taiwan, making it the strongest earthquake to hit the island in 25 years.
On the morning of April 3rd, a magnitude 7.2 earthquake hit eastern Taiwan, making it the strongest earthquake to hit the island in 25 years. Despite some disruption, major tech firms and supply chains have mostly resumed normal operations within the day.

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