Magnitude 5.6 earthquake jolts Nantou County

09/13/2021 07:23 PM
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Image from the CWB website
Image from the CWB website

Taipei, Sept. 13 (CNA) A magnitude 5.6 earthquake jolted Nantou County in central Taiwan at 6:41 p.m. Monday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The earthquake was centered in the county's Ren'ai Township, 40.9 kilometers east-northeast of Nantou County Hall, according to the CWB.

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

The quake also had an intensity of 3 in Miaoli, Yunlin, Hsinchu, Chiayi and Taitung counties, the CWB said.

No immediate damage or injuries from the quake were reported.

(By Chiang Yi-ching)


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