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Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes eastern Taiwan

Taipei, New Taipei, and Yilan register intensity level of 4

Map of magnitude 6.0 earthquake. (CWB image)

Map of magnitude 6.0 earthquake. (CWB image)

Update: 9:30 a.m. 01/04/2022

As of 9 p.m. on Monday, Taipei had received 31 reports of damage resulting from the quake, such as broken water pipes, fallen tiles, warped doorways, malfunctioning streetlights, water leaks, water outages, gas leaks, and one case of people being stuck in an elevator.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocked all of Taiwan proper at 5:46 p.m. Monday evening (Jan. 3), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the temblor was 56.7 kilometers east of Hualien County Hall, with a focal depth of 19.4 km. 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 as a 4 in Yilan County, Taipei City, and New Taipei City. An intensity level of 3 was recorded in Hualien County, Taichung City, Hsinchu County, Taoyuan City, Hsinchu City, and Changhua County.

An intensity level of 2 was felt in Nantou County, Taitung County, Keelung City, Miaoli County, Chiayi County, Yunlin County, and Chiayi City. A lesser intensity of 1 was registered in Kaohsiung City, Tainan City, Pingtung County, and Penghu County.

Updated : 2022-05-21 17:56 GMT+08:00