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Magnitude 5.1 earthquake strikes off eastern Taiwan

12/09/2023 02:51 PM
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Graphic: CWA
Graphic: CWA

Taipei, Dec. 9 (CNA) A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck off Yilan County in northeastern Taiwan at 14:19 p.m. Saturday, according to the Central Weather Administration (CWA).

The epicenter of the temblor was located in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Yilan, 94.4 kilometers east-southeast of Yilan County Hall, at a depth of 96.3 km, the agency's Seismology Center said.

The earthquake's intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a seismic event, was the highest in parts of Hualien, where it measured a 2 on Taiwan's 7-tier intensity scale.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

(By Shih Hsiu-chuan)

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