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5.4-magnitude earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan

5.4-magnitude earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan

Taipei, Jan. 7 (CNA) An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 on the Richter scale shook eastern Taiwan at 12:48 p.m. Wednesday but caused no immediate reports of damage. The earthquake struck in Xiulin Township, about 31.3 kilometers north of Hualien County Hall at a depth of 22 km, the Central Weather Bureau's Seismology Center said. The strongest tremors, which had intensity readings of 5 on Taiwan's 0-7 seismic intensity scale, were felt in Nan'ao in Yilan County to the north and around the Taroko Gorge area in Hualien. On the northern tip of the island, parts of Taipei and New Taipei recorded intensity levels of 2, the bureau said. An earthquake's intensity gauges the actual strength of shaking generated in a particular location. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-21 21:57 GMT+08:00