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Magnitude 4.5 earthquake jolts northeast Taiwan

Intensity level of 1 was felt in Taipei, New Taipei from magnitude 4.5 temblor

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Map of magnitude 4.5 quake. (CWB image)

Map of magnitude 4.5 quake. (CWB image)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.5 earthquake shook northeastern Taiwan at 5:47 p.m. on Monday evening (Aug. 30), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the temblor was 24.7 kilometers east-northeast of Yilan County Hall at a focal depth of 63 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 2 in Yilan County, Taoyuan City, and Hsinchu County. An intensity level of 1 was recorded in New Taipei City, Hualien County, Hsinchu City, and Taipei City.

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


Updated : 2021-09-25 23:47 GMT+08:00