Magnitude-4.6 earthquake hits Taiwan east coast

Tremor was followed by suspected aftershock

Taiwan News 
Date: 2018/03/14
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]

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