4.0-magnitude earthquake jolts Central, East Taiwan
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.0 on the Richter scale shook Eastern Taiwan at 4: 19 p. m. Wednesday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
The epicenter of the earthquake was about 5.4 kilometers north of Hualien County Hall at a depth of 5.3 kilometers, the bureau’s Seismology Center said.
The strongest t remors, which posted an intensity of 3.0, were felt in Hualien City and Hualien County’s Hsiulin Township, the center said.
The quake measured an intensity of 2.0 in several regions of Central and Northeastern Taiwan, but was undetectable in Taipei.