Magnitude 4.8 earthquake rocks Kaohsiung

04/04/2022 10:36 AM
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Image from CWB website
Image from CWB website

Taipei, April 4 (CNA) A magnitude 4.8 earthquake shook Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan at 9:50 a.m. on Monday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The earthquake was centered 58.5 kilometers north-northeast of Kaohsiung City Hall in Jiaxian District, at a depth of 8.4 kilometers, the bureau's Seismology Center said.

The intensity, which gauges the actual effect of an earthquake, was highest in Kaohsiung, where it measured 4 on Taiwan's 7-tier intensity scale, according to CWB data.

The quake had an intensity of 3 in Tainan, Chiayi County, and Yunlin County, and 2 in Chiayi City and Nantou County, the data showed.

No damage or injuries from the earthquake were reported as of press time.

(By Elizabeth Hsu)


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