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Magnitude 5 earthquake rattles central Taiwan

Magnitude 5 earthquake jolts central Taiwan including Chiayi City, Chiayi County and Yunlin County

CWB map of 5.0 magnitude earthquake

CWB map of 5.0 magnitude earthquake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 5 earthquake struck central Taiwan at 9:10 p.m. on Wednesday, according to a Central Weather Bureau (CWB) report.

The epicenter of Wednesday’s tremor was located 9.5 kilometers southeast of Chiayi City Hall, at a depth of 18.3 kilometers, according to the CWB.

Earlier in the day, a magnitude 4.1 temblor also shook the area.

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.