Magnitude 4.0 earthquake jars NE Taiwan

Magnitude 4.0 temblor rattles Yilan, Taiwan

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CWB map of quake

CWB map of quake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) A magnitude 4.0 earthquake rattled northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County at 10:34 p.m. tonight (Oct. 5), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the temblor was located 44.2 kilometers south of Yilan County Hall at a depth of 31.4 kilometers, based on CWB data. 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.

The quake’s intensity registered a 3 in Yilan County, a 2 in Hualien County, and a 1 in Taichung City, Nantou County, Taoyuan City, Hsinchu County, New Taipei City, and Changhua County. No injuries were reported from the quake at the time of publication.


CWB map of quake