Magnitude 4.0 earthquake jolts NE Taiwan

Magnitude 4.0 temblor rattles northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County

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(Image courtesy of CWB)

(Image courtesy of CWB) (Taiwan News photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.0 earthquake shook northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County at 10:02 p.m. this evening (Dec. 11), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the temblor was located 14.0 kilometers east-northeast of Yilan County Hall at a shallow depth of 7.7 kilometers, based on CWB data. Taiwan uses an intensity scale of 1 to 7, which gauges the degree to which a quake is felt at a specific location.

The quake’s intensity registered as 4 in Yilan County, 1 in Hualien County, New Taipei City, Taoyuan City, and Hsinchu County. No injuries resulting from the quake have been reported at the time of publication.