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Magnitude 4.2 earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan

Level 4 shock waves felt in Taitung

(CWB image)

(CWB image)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.2 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan at 2:04 p.m. on Friday (June 10), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the quake was 66 kilometers north-northeast of Taitung County Hall at a depth of 26.7 km. Taiwan uses an intensity scale of one to seven that gauges to what extent a temblor is felt at a specific location.

The quake’s intensity registered a 4 in Taitung County and a 2 in Hualien County. An intensity of 1 was recorded in Nantou County, Yunlin County, Chiayi County, and Yushan (Mt. Jade).