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Magnitude 4.8 quake rocks central Taiwan

2018/08/17 18:35:10

Image taken from Central Weather Bureau

Taipei, Aug. 17 (CNA) A magnitude 4.8 earthquake jolted central Taiwan at 6:09 p.m. on Friday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the earthquake was located about 34.6 kilometers east of Nantou County Hall at a depth of 16.8 km, the bureau's Seismology Center said.

The earthquake's intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was highest in Guoxing Township in Nantou, where it measured 4 on Taiwan's 7-tiered intensity scale.

Some areas in Taichung, Changhua and Chiayi could also feel the earthquake, where intensity ranges from 2 to 3.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin)