Posted February 10, 2018 12:16:14 The Chinese government warned Tuesday that “the country is at the edge of a seismic disaster” and urged residents to prepare for a potential earthquake and tsunami.
In a tweet, state news agency Xinhua urged people to take shelter in the most “sensitive” areas.
“A magnitude 9.2 earthquake was registered in the city of Wuhan,” it said, using the abbreviation for Wuhans central city.
China has had five major earthquakes since 2015.
According to Xinhua, more than 4,500 people have been killed and thousands of homes destroyed.
Tsunami alerts and warning signs The Tsunamis first wave hit in mid-January.
As it grew, the Pacific Ocean continued to surge, and the Japanese Coast Guard warned the public to stay away from shore.
The second wave hit late January, causing a magnitude 9,000-meter (34,000 feet) tsunami that killed more than 100 people in Japan and China.
At least one person died in Indonesia, where the largest tsunami in history hit in October 2017.
The third wave hit on Feb. 6, killing more than 2,000 people and triggering landslides that destroyed buildings, knocked down trees and killed dozens of people.
At the time of the quake, more people had been killed than died from the Tsunams second wave.