Magnitude 5.8 earthquake hits off southeastern Taiwan

03/02/2021 06:00 PM
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From the Central Weather Bureau website
From the Central Weather Bureau website

Taipei, March 2 (CNA) A magnitude 5.8 earthquake struck off the coast of southeastern Taiwan at 5:23 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

No damage or injuries from the quake were immediately reported.

The epicenter of the temblor was located at sea, about 93.6 kilometers south of Taitung County Hall, at a depth of 31.2 km, the bureau's Seismology Center said.

The earthquake's highest intensity, which gauges its actual effect, was highest in Pingtung and Taitung counties, where it measured 4 on Taiwan's 7-tier intensity scale.

(By Elizabeth Hsu)


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