Magnitude 4.5 earthquake shakes Hualien

07/30/2021 08:42 AM
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Image from the CWB
Image from the CWB

Taipei, July 30 (CNA) A magnitude 4.5 earthquake jolted Hualien County in eastern Taiwan at 6:55 a.m. Friday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The temblor was centered 17.1 kilometers south of Hualien County Hall in coastal waters of the county and occurred at a depth of 5 km, the CWB's Seismology Center said.

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

The quake also had an intensity of 2 in Nantou County, central Taiwan, the CWB added.

No immediate damage or injuries from the quake were reported.

(By Elizabeth Hsu)

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