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Magnitude 3.8 earthquake shakes northeastern Taiwan: CWB

2019/03/12 23:11:07

Image taken from Central Weather Bureau website

Taipei, March 12 (CNA) An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.8 on the Richter scale shook northeastern Taiwan at 10:27 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the earthquake was about 13.7 kilometers south southwest of Yilan County Hall at a depth of 8.2 km, the CWB said.

The earthquake's intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was highest in parts of Yilan County, where it measured 3 on Taiwan's 7-tiered intensity scale.

The quake also measured an intensity of 2 in Sanguang in Taoyuan, Wufenshan in New Taipei and Taroko in Hualien County, according to the bureau.

(By William Yen)
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