Magnitude 4.7 earthquake jolts NE Taiwan

Magnitude 4.7 temblor rocks Taiwan's Yilan County

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CWB map of today's quake.

CWB map of today's quake.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.7 earthquake rattled residents of northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County at 12:01 p.m. today, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the temblor was located 18.3 kilometers east of Yilan County Hall at a depth of 83.1 kilometers, based on CWB data.

The earthquake’s intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, measured a 3 on Taiwan’s 7-tier intensity scale in Yilan County and Taoyuan City. An intensity level of 2 was recorded in Taipei City, Hualien County, Hsinchu County, Hsinchu City, Taichung City, New Taipei City, Nantou County, and Miaoli County, while an intensity level of 1 was registered in Keelung City and Taitung County.

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.