Taiwan earthquake video clip from 2022 shared as recent quake from Indonesia
Watch: A 7.6 magnitude earthquake off the Tanimbar islands, #Indonesia, prompts panicked residents in the area to flee their homes.
Indonesia experienced a 7.6 magnitude earthquake on 10, January 2023. The quake was also felt in some parts of Northern Australia with minimal damage. In this context, social media is flooded with several videos claiming to be from the recent earthquake in Indonesia. Several news media outlets including Al Arabiya, DNA,and Kreately Media published a video as a recent earthquake in Indonesia. Other tweets with the video claiming a recent quake in Indonesia can be seen here, here, here, here, and here. A few posts tweeted a compilation video of a few clips and it had this particular snippet in it. Rahul Sisodia published the video earlier and commented later that it might be an old video, but still is undeleted and Al Arabiya mentions his video as its source.
What is the truth?
When reverse-searching the keyframes of the viral video, old tweets posted in September 2022 are found carrying the viral video. A tweet by Rahmath Ullah Khan dated 18, September 2022 is found carrying the viral video mentioning it as the Taiwan earthquake.
Another tweet by Tao Hong Liu dated 18, September 2022 is found with the viral video mentioning it as the Taiwan earthquake. Several other tweets are also found with the same viral video clip mentioning as Taiwan earthquake.
Taiwan earthquake pic.twitter.com/vKhWhJRJYb
— TaoHongLiu劉韜宏 (@TaoHongLiu) September 18, 2022
With further search, a Youtube video is found on the ‘Disaster Complications’ channel dated 18, September. This video is a compilation of all the videos related to the Taiwan earthquake that occurred in September 2022. And it is found that the viral video is also listed in it.
Another Chinese Youtube channel ‘set i news’ published the viral video on 19, September 2022.
Though Indonesia was struck by a 7.6 magnitude earthquake, this particular video doing rounds on the internet is not recent.
An old video clip from the Taiwan earthquake that occurred in September 2022 is shared as a recent quake in Indonesia by several media outlets and social media users.