By: Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, Aug. 1 (CNA) An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.5 on the Richter scale shook northern Taiwan at 3:36 p.m. Saturday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
The epicenter of the earthquake was about 6.3 kilometers north of Yilan County Hall at a depth of 83.6 km, the bureau’s Seismology Center said.
The strongest tremor, which posted an intensity of 2, was felt in Yilan County’s Luodong Township, Taipei City’s Xinyi District where is located Taipei’s landmark “Taipei 101”, as well as some areas of New Taipei City, Taoyuan City and Hualien County, the center said.
The intensity of a quake gauges the actual effect of a temblor.