Magnitude-6.1 earthquake rocks eastern Taiwan

07/26/2020 09:43 PM
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Image taken from Central Weather Bureau
Image taken from Central Weather Bureau

Taipei, July 26 (CNA) A magnitude-6.1 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan on Sunday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The quake occurred at 8:52 p.m., and its epicenter was located 86.5 kilometers southeast of Yilan County Hall at a depth of 53 km, the CWB said.

The intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a quake, was highest in Hualien County in eastern Taiwan, measuring 4 on Taiwan's 10-tier intensity scale, it said.

The quake was also felt in Yilan, Taitung, Nantou and Yunlin counties at an intensity of 3, according to the CWB.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries as of press time.

(By Flor Wang)


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