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Aftershocks may occur over next two weeks after Tainan earthquake

2017/02/11 10:25:53

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Taipei, Feb. 11 (CNA) The Central Weather Bureau warned of possible aftershocks over the next two weeks following a magnitude 5.6 earthquake that jolted southern Taiwan early Saturday.

Aftershocks of various magnitudes may occur over the next two weeks, said Shin Tzay-chyn (辛在勤), director-general of the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

There was already an aftershock -- with a magnitude of 4.2 -- after the main earthquake that occurred at 01:12 a.m., Saturday, said Shin.

One person in Tainan and three others in Kaohsiung were reported injured during the earthquake, authorities said.

The epicenter of the main earthquake was located 12.2 kilometers to the southwest of the Tainan City Hall at a depth of 18.4 kilometers, said the CWB. An intensity of 6 was felt in Tainan and 4 in neighboring Kaohsiung, it said.

(By Chen Wei-ting)
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