Magnitude 5.3 earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan

10/23/2021 12:45 PM
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Image taken from CWB website
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Taipei, Oct. 23 (CNA) A magnitude 5.3 earthquake struck off the coast of Hualien in eastern Taiwan at 11:16 a.m. Saturday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The epicenter of the temblor was located about 8.9 kilometers north northeast of Hualien County Hall, at a depth of 25.8 km, the bureau's Seismology Center said.

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

The quake also measured an intensity of 3 in Yilan County, Nantou County and Taichung City, and an intensity of 2 in Hsinchu County, Yunlin County and Chiayi County, the bureau said.

(By Christie Chen)

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