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Magnitude 5.6 quake rocks eastern Taiwan

2018/02/22 08:01:35

Taipei, Feb. 22 (CNA) A magnitude 5.6 earthquake hit jolted eastern Taiwan at 7:10 a.m. Thursday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

No immediate casualty or damage was reported.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located at sea, about 69.6 kilometers south of Hualien County Hall at a depth of 32.8 km, the bureau's Seismology Center said.

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

The earthquake could be felt in most parts of the country, with an intensity of 4 measured in Hualien and 3 in Chiayi, Nantou, Kaohsiung, Yunlin, Changhua and Taichung.

(By Y.F. Low)