Magnitude 5.0 earthquake hits eastern Taiwan

06/11/2021 01:55 PM
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From the Central Weather Bureau website
From the Central Weather Bureau website

Taipei, June 11 (CNA) A magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck eastern Taiwan at 1:12 p.m. Friday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

No damage or injuries from the quake were immediately reported.

The epicenter of the temblor was located at about 13.2 kilometers southwest of Hualien County Hall, at a depth of 11.2 km, the bureau's Seismology Center said.

The earthquake's intensity, which gauges its actual effect, was highest in Hualien, where it measured 4 on Taiwan's 7-tier intensity scale, the CWB said.

The quake measured an intensity of 3 in Nantou in central Taiwan, and 2 in Taichung, Yilan, Changhua and Yunlin, according to the CWB.

(By Y.F. Low)

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