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Magnitude 5.2 quake rocks southern Taiwan

2018/03/20 18:21:52

Image taken from Central Weather Bureau's website

Taipei, March 20 (CNA) A magnitude 5.2 earthquake jolted southern Taiwan at 5:22 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the earthquake was located about 30.7 kilometers east of Chiayi County Hall at a depth of 17.9 km, the bureau's Seismology Center said.

The earthquake's intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was highest in Chiayi's Dapu Township and Nanxi District in nearby Tainan City, where it measured 5 on Taiwan's 7-tiered intensity scale.

The earthquake was felt in central and southern Taiwan and measured an intensity of 4 in parts of Chiayi and Kaohsiung.

As of press time, there were no reports of damage or casualties from the earthquake.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin)