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Moderate earthquake jolts southeastern Taiwan

Moderate earthquake jolts southeastern Taiwan

An earthquake measuring 5.3 on the Richter scale hit eastern Taiwan Thursday night, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

The tremor took place at 10:31 p.m., with the epicenter located at sea about 35.1 kilometers southeast of Taitung County Hall at a depth of 19.4 km.

The strongest temblor posted an intensity of 4 on Taiwan's 7-tiered intensity scale was felt in the outlying Green Island.

Meanwhile it measured an intensity of 3 in Taitung City; 2 in cities of Pintung, Kaohsiung, Tainan, Chiayi and Hualien; 1 in Nantou and Changhua counties.

(By Wang Shwu-fen and Romulo Huang)


Updated : 2021-09-25 00:27 GMT+08:00