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Magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocks Taitung

An intensity level of 4 was felt in Taitung County

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5.2 magnitude quake shakes Taitung. (CWB map)

5.2 magnitude quake shakes Taitung. (CWB map)

An earthquake measuring 5.2 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of southeast Taiwan at 10:14 p.m. on Thursday, which was centered about 17.7 kilometers northeast of Taitung County. It struck at a depth of 16.8 kilometers, according to Central Weather Bureau (CWB) data.

Light to moderate shaking was felt in parts of the island.

An intensity level of 4 was felt in Taitung County, an intensity level of 3 was registered in Central Taitung County, and an intensity level of 2 was reported in neighboring Pingtung County, according to CWB data.

An intensity level of 1 was felt in much of southern and central Taiwan from as far south as Kaohsiung and as far north as Changhua in western Taiwan and Hualien in eastern Taiwan. .

No injuries were reported at the time of publication.

Located along the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, Taiwan uses an intensity scale of 1 to 7, which gauges the degree to which a quake is felt in a specific location.


Updated : 2021-08-02 14:28 GMT+08:00