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Magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocks off eastern Taiwan

2017/08/13 12:40:02

Taipei, Aug. 13 (CNA) A magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocked off the coast of Taitung County in eastern Taiwan at 8:08 a.m. on Sunday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

The temblor occurred in waters 82.3 kilometers south of Taitung County Government Hall at a depth of 63 km, the bureau's data showed.

It was felt most strongly in Taitung County's Orchid Island, where it registered 3 on Taiwan's 1-7 earthquake intensity scale. It had an intensity of 2 in Pingtung County's Erluanbi and Nanwan, while it was 1 in Taitung City, Chiali in Tainan, Alishan in Chiayi County, Chiayi City, Douliu in Yunlin County and Changhua City, according to the bureau.

No casualties or injuries were reported.

(By Flor Wang)