Earthquakes shake Chiayi, Hualien

07/05/2020 10:30 AM
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Image from the CWB website
Image from the CWB website

Taipei, July 5 (CNA) Two earthquakes shook Taiwan on Sunday morning in different areas of the island, but there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The first was a magnitude 3.4 earthquake that shook Chiayi City in southern Taiwan at 3:13 a.m.

Its epicenter was 3.2 kilometers east of Chiayi City Hall, and it occurred at a depth of 7.9 km, according to data from the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The intensity of the quake, which measures its actual effect, was highest in Chiayi City, where it registered a "4" on Taiwan's 0-7 intensity scale, the data showed.

The second temblor was a magnitude 4.0 earthquake that struck Hualien County in eastern Taiwan at 7:28 a.m.

It was centered in Xiulin Township, 27.3 km north of Hualien County Hall, and occurred at a depth of 16.3 km, according to the CWB data.

The intensity of the quake was highest in Hualien and Yilan counties, where it registered a "4", the data showed.

Image from the CWB website
Image from the CWB website

(By Elizabeth Hsu)


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