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Magnitude 4.7 aftershock hits Hualien

2018/02/06 14:55:43

Image taken from Central Weather Bureau's website

Taipei, Feb. 6 (CNA) A magnitude 4.7 earthquake jolted Hualien County in eastern Taiwan at 1:09 p.m. Tuesday, bringing to 80 the number of aftershocks following a magnitude 5.8 earthquake that struck in Hualien late Sunday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

No damage was reported from the earthquake.

The latest temblor's intensity, which gauges the actual effect of an earthquake, was highest in Hualien's Taroko Gorge, where it measured 5 on Taiwan's 7-tier intensity scale, data from the CWB's Seismological Center showed.

An intensity of 4 was recorded in Yilan's Nan'ao Township, 3 in Nantou's Hehuanshan, and 2 in Hualien, Yilan, Taichung and New Taipei.

A total of 80 aftershocks had been recorded as of Tuesday afternoon, including 10 that could be felt by people and 70 minor ones, said Seismological Center deputy director Lu Pei-ling (呂佩玲).

Lu said more aftershocks can be expected in the next two weeks.

(By Chen Wei-ting and Evelyn Kao)
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