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Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes northern, northeastern Taiwan

Magnitude 5.2 earthquake strikes northern, northeastern Taiwan

Taipei, Oct. 19 (CNA) A magnitude 5.2 earthquake jolted northern and northeastern Taiwan at 10:17 a.m. Monday, according to the Central Weather Bureau. No immediate injuries were reported. The earthquake's epicenter was located at sea about 28.1 kilometers east of Yilan County Hall at a depth of 17.4 km, bureau officials said. The earthquake's intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was highest in Luodong Township (??) in Yilan County and Wufen Mountain (???) in northern Taiwan's New Taipei, where it measured 4 on Taiwan's 7-tiered intensity scale. The earthquake also measured an intensity of 3 in many districts in the greater Taipei area. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-27 15:34 GMT+08:00