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Magnitude 4.3 earthquake hits southern Taiwan

2018/07/11 21:23:17

Image taken from the website of the Central Weather Bureau

Taipei, July 11 (CNA) An earthquake registering magnitude 4.3 rocked southern Taiwan at 8:41 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) website.

The epicenter of the temblor was located about 6.5 kilometers northwest of Tainan City Hall at a depth of 5.6 km, with the highest intensity recorded in Yongkang District in Tainan City, measuring 5 on Taiwan's 7-tier intensity scale, according to a press release from the bureau.

The earthquake was also felt in central Taiwan's Changhua and Yunlin counties as well as southern Taiwan's Chiayi City, Chiayi County, Kaohsiung City and Pingtung County, where it registered 1 on the intensity scale, the release added.

(By Hsu Hsiao-ling)