Magnitude 5.9 earthquake rocks Taiwan
Taipei, Sept. 18 (CNA) A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Taiwan's southeastern Taitung County at 1:19 p.m. Sunday, the strongest since late Saturday's magnitude 6.4 temblor, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
The epicenter of Sunday's quake was in Chishang Township at a depth of 11.1 kilometers and 41.8 km north of Taitung County Hall, the bureau's Seismology Center said.
As of press time, there have been no reports of casualties.
Sept. 18: Magnitude 6.8 earthquake rocks Taiwan
The Maanshan Nuclear Power Plant in southern Taiwan's Pingtung County has continued normal operation, while trains on the Taoyuan Airport MRT have been running at a reduced speed of 40 km per hour.
Using Taiwan's 7-tier intensity scale, which gauges the actual effect of a seismic event, Sunday's quake hit 5 in Hualien County's Fuli Township and Taitung's Chengkung Township, indicating intense shaking of buildings and movements of unsecured objects indoors.
In other areas of the two eastern counties and in central Taiwan's Nantou County, the quake reached an intensity of 4.
The quake was also significantly felt for around a minute in Taipei at an intensity of 2.
A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Taitung Saturday night, causing around 60 aftershocks till noon Sunday.
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