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Shallow magnitude 3.5 earthquake jolts south Taiwan

Level 3 shockwaves felt in Kaohsiung

(Central Weather Bureau image)

(Central Weather Bureau image)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 3.5 earthquake occurred in Kaohsiung at 11:30 p.m. on Thursday (May 23), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter was 81.4 kilometers northeast of Kaohsiung City Hall at a focal depth of 5 km, based on CWB data. 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 as a 3 in Kaohsiung and a 2 in Taitung County. A lesser intensity level of 1 was reported in Nantou County.

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