Magnitude 3.8 earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan

08/10/2019 05:25 PM
Image taken from Central Weather Bureau
Image taken from Central Weather Bureau's website

Taipei, Aug. 10 (CNA) A magnitude 3.8 earthquake hit eastern Taiwan's Hualien at 4:03 p.m. Saturday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake was centered about 37.2 kilometers southwest of Hualien County Hall and struck at a depth of 5 km, the bureau's Seismology Center said.

The earthquake's intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was highest in Hualien County's Jiqi coastal area, where it measured 5 on Taiwan's 7-tier intensity scale.

The quake also measured an intensity of 3 in Hualien's Xilin and 1 in the county's Hongye and Yanliao, the bureau said.

Earlier in the day, a magnitude 3.2 earthquake hit northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County, but there were also no damage and casualty reported.

(By Christie Chen)

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