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Magnitude-5.5 earthquake strikes off eastern Taiwan

Magnitude-5.5 earthquake strikes off eastern Taiwan

Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) A magnitude-5.5 earthquake struck off Taiwan's east coast Thursday night, with light shaking felt far away in Taipei in the north. The quake occurred at 10:08 p.m. with the epicenter located in the seas 84.7 kilometers east of the monitoring station at Hualien County Hall, at a depth of 15.4 kilometers. Tremors at an intensity of 3 on Taiwan's 7-tier scale were recorded in Yilan City and Nan'ao Township in Yilan County in the northeast, while Taipei recorded an intensity of 2, as did Taitung and Yunlin. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-28 01:01 GMT+08:00