Magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocks NE Taiwan Monday morning

Epicenter was 46.7 km southeast of Yilan County

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(CWB photo)

(CWB photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.2 earthquake jolted northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County at 6:31 a.m. this morning (May 25), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the temblor was 46.7 kilometers southeast of Yilan County. It occurred at a shallow depth of 17.6 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 a 4 in southern Yilan County, including in Nanao, Wuta, and Suao.

The quake registered as a 3 in Hualien County and Yilan City, a 2 in New Taipei City, Taipei City, Nantou County, Taichung City, Hsinchu County, Taoyuan County, and Changhua County, and a 1 in Keelung City, Miaoli County, Chiayi County, Yunlin County, Hsinchu City, and Chiayi City.

No injuries resulting from the quake have been reported at the time of publication.