Magnitude 5.2 earthquake shakes SE Taiwan

Magnitude 5.2 temblor rattles Taitung, Taiwan

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CWB map of today's quake.

CWB map of today's quake.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocked southeastern Taiwan's Taitung County this morning at 10:32 a.m., according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the temblor was located 43.7 kilometers southeast of Taitung County Hall at a depth of 21.3 kilometers, based on CWB data.

The quake’s intensity, which gauges the actual effect of the tremor, registered a 4 on Taiwan’s 7-tiered scale in Taitung County, a 3 in Pingtung County, and a 2 in Hualien County and Kaohsiung County. An intensity level of 1 was felt in Chiayi County, Tainan City, Yunlin County, Chiayi City, Nantou County, and Taichung 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 this morning's quake.