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6.0-magnitude earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan

6.0-magnitude earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan

Taipei, March 23 (CNA) A magnitude 6.0 earthquake shook eastern Taiwan at 6:13 p.m. Monday and was felt all the way in the national capital of Taipei, according to Central Weather Bureau data. The earthquake was centered at sea about 35.8 kilometers south of Hualien County Hall and struck at a depth of 26.3 km, the bureau's Seismology Center said. The strongest tremor, which registered a 5 on Taiwan's 1-7 intensity scale, was felt in the area of Jiqi along Hualien County's coast, the center said. Tremors with an intensity of 4 were felt in several regions, including Nantou and Changhua counties in central Taiwan, Yilan County in northeastern Taiwan and Taitung County in southeastern Taiwan, it said. The quake's intensity level measured a 2 in Taipei.
There were no immediate reports of damage from the earthquake.
(By Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-03-09 18:20 GMT+08:00