Magnitude 4.6 earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan

02/19/2020 02:41 PM
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courtesy of CWB
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Taipei, Feb. 19 (CNA) A magnitude 4.6 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan at 1:27 p.m. Wednesday and was felt in some parts of the country, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The quake was centered about 14.6 kilometers southwest of the Hualien County government offices and struck at a depth of 7 km, the bureau's Seismology Center said.

The earthquake's intensity, which gauges the strength of the actual shaking in different areas, was highest in Hualien County, measuring 4 on Taiwan's 0-7 intensity scale, the CWB said.

An intensity level of 4 is strong enough to topple unsecured objects and shake structures intensely.

The quake was also felt in central Nantou County and Taichung City and northeastern Yilan County at an intensity level of 2, and northern Taoyuan City, central Changhua County and southern Yunlin County at an intensity level of 1, according to the CWB.

(By Joseph Yeh) enditem/ls

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