Magnitude 6.0 earthquake hits eastern Taiwan

06/20/2022 09:27 AM
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Image from the CWB website
Image from the CWB website

Taipei, June 20 (CNA) A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck Hualien County in eastern Taiwan at 9:05 a.m. Monday, shaking most of the island, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located 37.7kilometers south-southwest of Hualien County Hall, at a depth of 6.8 km, the bureau's Seismology Center said.

The earthquake's intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was highest in Huailen County, where it measured 5-weak on Taiwan's 7-tier intensity scale.

An intensity of 4 was recorded in Taitung and Nantou counties, and an intensity of 3 in Taichung, Chiayi County, Yunlin County, Yilan County, Changhua County, Chiayi City, Tainan, and New Taipei, while other parts of Taiwan recorded intensity levels of 1 or 2, CWB data showed.

(By Elizabeth Hsu)

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