Earthquakes rock Yilan

04/21/2019 05:13 PM

Taipei, April 21 (CNA) Two moderate earthquakes shook Yilan County in northeastern Taiwan on Sunday afternoon, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

A magnitude 3.9 earthquake occurred at 4:09 p.m., hitting 6.7 kilometers east-northeast of the Yilan County government's offices at a depth of 9.9 km, data from the bureau's Seismology Center showed.

The earthquake's intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was highest in Yilan City, where it measured 3 on Taiwan's 7-tier intensity scale.

The second quake, of magnitude 3.8, occurred six minutes later at 4:15 p.m. in about the same place. It was centered 6.8 km east-northeast of the Yilan County government's offices and occurred at a depth of 10.1 km.

Its highest intensity was in Nan'ao Township, where it measured 4, and registered an intensity of 3 in Yilan City, the data showed.

The two earthquakes were also slightly felt in the capital Taipei roughly 40 kilometers northwest of their epicenters.

Northeastern Taiwan was rocked Thursday by a magnitude 6.1 earthquake in Hualien County, but that temblor and subsequent aftershocks were centered well south of Sunday's earthquakes.

(By Elizabeth Hsu)


    We value your privacy.
    Focus Taiwan (CNA) uses tracking technologies to provide better reading experiences, but it also respects readers' privacy. Click here to find out more about Focus Taiwan's privacy policy. When you close this window, it means you agree with this policy.