Tremor was followed by suspected aftershock
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – An earthquake measuring 4.6 hit Hualien County at 6:48 p.m. Wednesday, the Central Weather Bureau said, but no damage or injuries were immediately reported.
The region on Taiwan’s east coast was hit by a magnitude-6.0 tremor on February 6 which caused 17 deaths amid the collapse of several tall buildings.
The epicenter of Wednesday evening’s quake was located 28.8 kilometers northeast of Hualien City and a relatively shallow 12 km under the surface.
The tremor was not felt in the country’s major urban areas, according to Central Weather Bureau data. [FULL STORY]