Magnitude 4.6 earthquake shakes SE Taiwan

Magnitude 4.6 temblor rattles southeastern Taiwan's Taitung County

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CWB map of today's quake.

CWB map of today's quake.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.6 earthquake rocked Taitung County in southeastern Taiwan at 7:22 a.m. this morning, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the quake was located 38.9 kilometers north-northeast of Taitung County Hall at a depth of 17.1 kilometers, based on CWB data.

The quake’s intensity, which gauges the actual effect of the tremor, registered a 5 on Taiwan’s 7-tiered scale in Taitung County; a 2 in Hualien County, Kaohsiung City, and Taichung City; and a 1 in Chiayi County , Yunlin County, Chiayi City, Nantou County, and Tainan 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.