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Magnitude 4.5 earthquake jolts northeast Taiwan

Epicenter under Pacific Ocean east of Yilan County

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A 4.5 quake shook Yilan County early Saturday afternoon. (Central Weather Bureau image)

A 4.5 quake shook Yilan County early Saturday afternoon. (Central Weather Bureau image)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A magnitude 4.5 earthquake rattled northeast Taiwan at 12:37 p.m. Saturday (Sept. 4), the Central Weather Bureau reported.

The quake was centered under the Pacific Ocean 46.9 kilometers southeast of the Yilan County Government building and at a depth of 25.7 km.

The quake registered an intensity of 2 in parts of Yilan County, including Yilan City, and Hualien County. Taiwan’s seven-point scale indicates how a temblor is felt at a specific location.

No damage or casualties were immediately reported.


Updated : 2021-09-20 19:05 GMT+08:00