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A powerful earthquake of at least 7.4 magnitude struck Taiwan shortly before 8 a.m. on Wednesday.

The quake, the strongest to strike Taiwan in a quarter century, caused buildings in Taipei, the capital, to shake for a minute or more. In Hualien County, on the east coast, dozens of buildings collapsed, officials said. At least nine deaths and hundreds of injuries were reported, with the casualty toll expected to rise as the extent of the damage became clearer.

Tremors were reported in mainland China, as far away as Hangzhou, Xiamen and Shanghai, and officials warned of more potentially strong aftershocks in the coming days.

Here are photos from the aftermath of the earthquake.

Hualien

Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times

A search-and-rescue team trying to help a trapped person.

Hualien

Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times

A search-and-rescue team moving a body.

Hualien

Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times

A landslide caused by the earthquake on Wednesday.

Hualien

Taiwan’s Central News Agency, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Emergency workers assisting a survivor after he was rescued from a damaged building on Wednesday.

Taipei

Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times

Students evacuated to a school courtyard after the earthquake.

New Taipei City

Fabian Hamacher/Reuters

A damaged apartment after the earthquake on Wednesday.

Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan

Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

People on a hotel rooftop watched the horizon as a tsunami warning was in effect from the earthquake in Taiwan on Wednesday.

Xindian district, New Taipei City

Taiwan’s Central News Agency, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

Damaged buildings on Wednesday.

Hualien

Lam Yik Fei for The New York Times

A search and rescue team preparing to enter a damaged building.

Taipei

Taiwan’s Central News Agency, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

A man surveying damage to collapsed brick wall in a house after the earthquake.

Hualien

TVBS, via Associated Press

Residents rescuing a child from a partially collapsed building on Tuesday.

Taipei

Chiang Ying-Ying/Associated Press

Passengers in line to board a train. Some train services were suspended in the aftermath of the earthquake.

Ishigaki, Okinawa, Japan

Chang W. Lee/The New York Times

People on rooftops watched the news as a tsunami warning was in effect from the earthquake in Taiwan on Wednesday.

Xiulin, Hualien

Tutuloveeatg, via Reuters

A landslide after an earthquake hit just off the eastern coast of Taiwan.

Taipei

Taiwan’s Central News Agency, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

A barricade erected around debris in the Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall compound.

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