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Magnitude 5.7 earthquake hits eastern Taiwan

2017/09/20 23:12:03

Taipei, Sept. 20 (CNA) A magnitude 5.7 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan at 10:29 p.m. Wednesday, creating intensity-five jolts in Taitung County's Changbin and intensity-four quakes in Guangfu, Hualien County, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

The bureau data showed that the epicenter of the temblor lied at a depth of 15.3 km in the Pacific Ocean 74.6 km east-southeast of the Hualien City Hall.

Intensity-three jolts could be felt as far away from the quake center as Changhua and Tainan in central and southern Taiwan, according to the CWB.

(By S.C. Chang)