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Magnitude 4.4 earthquake rocks central Taiwan

2017/11/11 20:11:35

Taken from Central Weather Bureau's website

Taipei, Nov. 11 (CNA) A magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolted central Taiwan at 7:14 p.m. Saturday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The earthquake's epicenter was located at about 28.8 kilometers south of Nantou County Hall, at a depth of 16.8 km, the weather bureau said.

The earthquake's intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was highest in Yunlin County where it measured 5 on Taiwan's 7-tiered intensity scale.

The earthquake also measured an intensity of 3 in neighboring Chiayi and Changhua Counties, bureau data showed.

An intensity of 1 was felt in Hsinchu County, northern Taiwan.

(By Chen Wei-ting and Ko Lin)