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Eastern Taiwan rocked by two moderate earthquakes

Eastern Taiwan rocked by two moderate earthquakes

Two earthquakes measuring 4.7 and 4.5 on the Richter scale, respectively, hit eastern Taiwan Wednesday afternoon, according to the Central Weather Bureau. The magnitude 4.7 earthquake took place at 1:21 p.m., with the epicenter located at sea about 37.9 kilometers east of Hualien County Hall at a depth of 5 km.

The strongest tremor, which posted an intensity of 4 on Taiwan's 7-tiered intensity scale, was felt in Hualien County's Taroko scenic area, bureau data showed.

The temblor was followed by a smaller one at 1:53 p.m., also centered at sea about 34.5 km east of Hualien County Hall at a depth of 21.9 km.

It measured an intensity of 3 in Heping Township in Hualien. (By Chen Wei-ting and Lee Hsin-Yin)


Updated : 2021-09-26 02:12 GMT+08:00