4.0-mag­ni­tude earth­quake jolts Cen­tral, East Tai­wan

The China Post - - LOCAL -

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.

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