Over 1,000 people from Hong Kong were stranded on a cruise ship near Japan for three hours due to a tsunami warning caused by an earthquake in Taiwan.

The cruise, carrying 1,100 passengers, was supposed to stop at Ishigaki island in Okinawa at 11 am on Wednesday but stayed in the deep ocean until the tsunami warning was lifted.

Fortunately, the ship docked safely at around 2 pm, allowing passengers to continue their journey.

Thankfully, all guests are safe, and the cruise is expected to return to Hong Kong as planned.

In Taiwan, the earthquake led to nine deaths and nearly 1,000 injuries. The Immigration Department confirmed the safety of 34 Hong Kong residents in Taiwan.

Transport services in Taiwan quickly resumed, and tour groups' flights were unaffected. However, tours to Hualien, the epicenter of the quake, are being monitored closely.

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The Hong Kong Observatory reported a small sea-level anomaly near Shek Pik, possibly caused by a minor tsunami triggered by the earthquake.