Magnitude 4.0 earthquake hits off southeastern Taiwan

04/02/2021 02:33 PM
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Image from the Central Weather Bureau
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Taipei, April 2 (CNA) A magnitude 4.0 earthquake struck off the coast of southeastern Taiwan at 1:50 p.m. Friday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

But, no damage or injuries from the quake were immediately reported.

The epicenter of the temblor was located at sea, about 29.2 kilometers southwest of Taitung County Hall, at a depth of 24.1 km, the bureau's Seismology Center said.

The earthquake's highest intensity, which gauges its actual effect, was highest in Taitung, where it measured 3 on Taiwan's 7-tier intensity scale, the CWB said.

The quake also measured an intensity of 1 in Pingtung County in southern Taiwan, the CWB added.

(By Li His-chang and Frances Huang)

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