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Magnitude 4.9 earthquake rocks Hualien: CWB

2018/12/12 22:59:00

Image taken from Central Weather Bureau website

Taipei, Dec. 12 (CNA) A magnitude 4.9 earthquake jolted the eastern Taiwan county of Hualien Wednesday night, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The earthquake, which occurred at 9:24 p.m., was centered 13.3 kilometers southwest of Hualien County Hall at a depth of 12 km, the CWB said.

The highest intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was in parts of Hualien County, where it was recorded at 6 on Taiwan's 7-tiered intensity scale in Tongmen, the CWB said.

The quake was recorded at an intensity of 3 in Nantou, Taichung and Yilan, the bureau's data showed.

(By William Yen)