Third quake hits southern Taiwan on Sunday

Third quake hits southern Taiwan on Sunday

A magnitude 4.6 earthquake rocked the Liouguei District in Kaohsiung City on Sunday, making it the third trembler to have hit the area since the early morning, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

The earthquake, which occurred at 10:06 a.m., was centered 28.5 km northeast of the Pingtung County Hall at a depth of 15.7 km, the bureau said.

The magnitude was detected in Pingtung's Sandimen and Kaohsiung's Chiahsien townships at 3.

Two previous temblors, measuring magnitude 5.2 and 3.6, respectively, took place at 4:51 a.m. and 4:56 a.m. and shook the same areas in Kaohsiung and Pingtung.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries, but two small landslides on Provincial Highway 24 block the road and rockslides also occurred in Sandimen.

Updated : 2021-04-17 23:36 GMT+08:00