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Magnitude 5.3 earthquake strikes eastern Taiwan

2016/01/11 13:43:28

(From the Central Weather Bureau website)

Taipei, Jan. 11 (CNA) A magnitude 5.3 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan at 12:52 p.m. Monday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

The quake's epicenter was located at sea about 66.2 kilometers south of Hualien County Hall at a depth of 28.6 km, the bureau's data shows.

The quake's intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was highest in Changbin Township in Taitung County, where it measured 4 on Taiwan's 7-tier intensity scale.

It was felt at an intensity of 3 in some areas of Hualien. No immediate injuries or damage were reported.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin)