Back to list

Earthquake rocks eastern Taiwan

2018/12/16 09:21:20

Taipei, Dec. 16 (CNA) A magnitude 5.6 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan at 5:21 a.m. Sunday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

The epicenter of the quake was located at sea 40 kilometers southeast of Hualien County Hall at a depth of 30.3 km, the bureau said.

The highest intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was in Hualien County, where it was recorded at 4 on Taiwan's 7-tiered intensity scale, the bureau added.

The quake was recorded at an intensity of 3 in Taitung County, Yilan County, Nantou County, Taichung, Yunlin County, Chiayi County, Changhua County, Hsinchu County and New Taipei, the bureau's data showed.

No immediate casualties were reported.

(By Elizabeth Hsu)
Enditem