TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.9 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan at 6:49 p.m. Sunday (Feb. 20), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
The epicenter of the temblor was located 82.6 kilometers east of Hualien County Hall, with a focal depth of 25.9 km. Taiwan uses an intensity scale of one to seven, which gauges the degree to which a quake is felt at a specific location.
The quake’s intensity registered as a 2 in Yilan County.
An intensity level of 1 was felt in Hualien County, Taitung County, Taipei City, Nantou County, New Taipei City, Yunlin County, and Changhua County.