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Old Video Of Train Shakes Like A Toy Due to Earthquake Resurfaced as Recent Earthquake: Fact-Check 

A video allegedly captured during the recent Taiwan earthquake, featuring an earthquake-shaking train similar to a toy, is making the false claim that it was taken during that time of recent Taiwan earthquake.

Verified accounts on twitter, including @Its_Salahuddin1 tweeted “These are the horrible scenes of #earthquake in #Taiwan” on April 3, 2024. The tweet has received an about 46.8k views on X.

Several other accounts, including @species_x, @linfoenlive, @Dhivakar2000, @Humanity1201, @_rahulism_, @RanaTells, @KhayamTV made the same claim that the video shows an earthquake shaking train like a toy due to the recent earthquake in Taiwan. The archive can be read from above.

What is the Actual Truth About this Incident? : Fact

The truth is that this is old and from September 2022. The video of an earthquake shaking train like a toy is not from the recent earthquake in Taiwan at all. We visited newsable.asianetnews.com, which published an article on this incident on September 19, 2022 with the headline “Earthquake shakes train like a toy in Taiwan; watch viral video”. According to the US Geological Survey, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.9 struck Taiwan’s southeast coast. A tsunami warning has been issued by Japan due to the powerful earthquake. The USGS downgraded its initial assessment of the earthquake’s magnitude from 7.2 to 6.9. Some train carriages were reportedly derailed by the earthquake’s aftershocks, and a convenience store was forced to collapse. But there were no casualties reported. Several of these videos, which depicted the effects of the powerful jolts and tremors that shook the sparsely inhabited southeast of the island nation, went viral on the Internet.

D-Intent’s Fact-Checking Results:

Intent:

Influencers are circulating old videos of earthquakes as clickbait to create panic and gain an impression. A video that shows an earthquake shaking train like a toy is being shared with a misleading claim that, this is during the recent #Taiwan #earthquake . It is actually old and from September 2022.

Conclusion:

Fact : The fact is this is old and from September, 2022.

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