Magnitude 4.5 earthquake hits eastern Taiwan

09/25/2020 03:30 PM
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From the CWB website
From the CWB website

Taipei, Sept. 25 (CNA) An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5 on the Richter scale shook eastern Taiwan at 3:06 p.m. Friday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The epicenter of the temblor was located at sea, about 48.3 kilometers southeast of Hualien County Hall, at a depth of 32.7 km, the bureau's Seismology Center said.

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

The quake also measured an intensity of 2 in Taitung County in the southeast, the bureau said.

(By Christie Chen)

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