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Magnitude 4 earthquake shakes Kaohsiung

2016/11/21 17:33:11

From Central Weather Bureau website

Taipei, Nov. 21 (CNA) A magnitude 4.0 earthquake jolted southern Taiwan at 2:38 p.m. Monday and was felt at an intensity of 3 in Taoyuan District of Kaohsiung and 2 in Dapu Township in Chiayi County, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

There were no reports of damage or injuries.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located 49.1 kilometers southeast of Chiayi City Hall, at a depth of 8.1 km.

Kuo Kai-wen (郭鎧紋), director of the bureau's Seismology Center, said the temblor was not related to the magnitude 6.4 earthquake that struck Kaohsiung's Meinong District on Feb. 6, killing 117 people and leaving more than 500 injured.

Earlier Monday, a magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Taiwan.

The epicenter was located 50.0 km east of Yilan County Hall, at a depth of 21.6 km.

The quake, which occurred at 6:25 a.m., was felt at an intensity of 2 in Su'ao Township and in Yilan City in the northeastern county, according to the CWB.

There were no reports of damage or injuries.

The intensity of an earthquake, measured in Taiwan on a scale of 1-7, gauges its actual effects at a specific location.

(By Wang Shu-fen and Kuo Chung-han)