Magnitude 4.0 earthquake jars NE Taiwan

Magnitude 4.0 temblor rattles northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County

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CWB map of today's quake near Yilan.

CWB map of today's quake near Yilan.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.0 earthquake rattled residents of Yilan County in northeastern Taiwan this morning at 9:33 a.m., according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the quake was located 4.3 kilometers north-northeast of Yilan County Hall at a depth of 83.7 kilometers, based on CWB data.

The quake’s intensity, which gauges the actual effect of the tremor, registered a 1 on Taiwan’s 7-tiered scale in Yilan County, New Taipei City, and Taoyuan City.

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.

No injuries were reported from the quake at the time of publication.


CWB map of today's quake near Yilan.