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Magnitude 5.1 quake hits eastern Taiwan

2018/02/04 21:44:21

Image taken from the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) website

Taipei, Feb. 4 (CNA) A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan at 9:21 p.m. Sunday, with the scenic Tailuge area registering an intensity of 5, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the quake was located 24 kilometers north-northeast of the Hualien County hall, at a depth of 15.5 km, said the CWB.

Intensity 4 was reported in Hualien City and the townships of Heping, Yanliao and Xiulin in the county while other parts of the county and Niudou and Nan'ao of the neighboring Yilan County reported an intensity of 3, according to the weather bureau.

No immediate injuries or damages were immediately reported.

The jolt was followed by a magnitude 4 quake 21 minutes later whose epicenter was 23.4 km north of the county government at a depth of 5.1 km.

(By S.C. Chang)