5.4-magnitude earthquake rocks eastern Taiwan

10/17/2019 08:30 PM
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Taipei, Oct. 17 (CNA) A 5.4-magnitude earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan at 7:44 p.m. Thursday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

The epicenter of the temblor was 16.5 kilometers under the sea and about 83.6 kilometers east of Hualien County Hall, the bureau said.

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

The quake was also felt in Hualien, Taitung, Nantou, Chiayi Yunlin, Changhua counties, as well as in Taipei, New Taipei and Taichung, where an intensity of 2 was measured.

An intensity of 1 was recorded in Taoyuan, Keelung, Hsinchu, Miaoli and Kaohsiung.

(By Flor Wang)

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