Magnitude 3.7 earthquake shakes eastern Taiwan

08/26/2019 08:39 AM

Taipei, Aug. 26 (CNA) A magnitude 3.7 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan at 4:41 a.m. Monday with no immediate damage and casualty reported, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the temblor was 5.6 kilometers west of Hualien County Hall in Ji'an Township of the county at a depth of 12.7 km, the bureau's Seismology Center said.

The earthquake's intensity, which measures the strength of shaking produced by a temblor, was highest in Tomong Village in Hualien, where it measured 5 on Taiwan's 7-tier intensity scale.

The quake also reached an intensity of 2 in Nantou County and an intensity of 1 in Yilan County and Taichung, according to the CWB.

(By Elizabeth Hsu)


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