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Magnitude 5.3 quake among 3 to strike east Taiwan in 3 minutes

Taiwan's Hualien County feels level 5 shockwaves from magnitude 5.3 temblor

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Map of magnitude 5.3 earthquake. (CWB image)

Map of magnitude 5.3 earthquake. (CWB image)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.3 earthquake rocked eastern Taiwan at 3:33 p.m. Friday afternoon (June 11), followed within three minutes by magnitude 4.0 and 4.9 temblors, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the first quake was 14.3 kilometers southwest of Hualien County Hall at a focal depth of 11.2 km. Taiwan uses an intensity scale of one to seven that gauges the degree to which a quake is felt at a specific location.

The quake’s intensity registered as a 5 in Hualien County, a 3 in Nantou County, and a 2 in Taichung City, Yilan County, Taitung County, Taoyuan City, Yunlin County, Changhua County, Miaoli County, Hsinchu County, and Chiayi City. A lesser intensity level of 1 was recorded in Chiayi County, New Taipei City, Hsinchu City, Tainan City, Taipei City, and Pingtung County.

One minute later, at 3:34 p.m., a magnitude 4.0 earthquake rattled Hualien County. The epicenter of the second temblor was 16 km southwest of Hualien County Hall at a focal depth of 9 km. An intensity level of 3 was reported in Hualien County.

Magnitude 5.3 quake among 3 to strike east Taiwan in 3 minutes
Map of magnitude 4.0 quake. (CWB image)

At 3:36 p.m., a magnitude 4.9 earthquake jolted Hualien County. The epicenter was 14.4 km southwest of Hualien County Hall at a focal depth of 12.8 km.

An intensity level of 4 was felt in Hualien County, 3 in Nantou County, and 2 in Yilan County, Taichung City, and Changhua County. An intensity level of 1 was logged in Taoyuan City, Yunlin County, Taitung County, Miaoli County, Hsinchu County, and Chiayi City.

Magnitude 5.3 quake among 3 to strike east Taiwan in 3 minutes
Map of magnitude 4.9 temblor. (CWB image)

No injuries or damage from any of the quakes had been reported at the time of publication.


Updated : 2021-06-23 11:15 GMT+08:00