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Magnitude 5.4 earthquake strikes east Taiwan

Level 5 shockwaves felt in Hualien from magnitude 5.4 temblor

Map of magnitude 5.4 earthquake. (CWB image)

Map of magnitude 5.4 earthquake. (CWB image)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.4 earthquake shook northeastern Taiwan at 7:24 p.m. on Wednesday evening (July 7), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the temblor was 10.8 kilometers south-southwest of Hualien County Hall at a shallow focal depth of 7.6 km. Taiwan uses an intensity scale of 1 to 7 that gauges the degree to which a quake is felt at a specific location.

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

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

Updated : 2021-09-19 09:15 GMT+08:00