5.1-magnitude quake jolts east coast of Taiwan

Taiwan News
Date: 2016/11/12
By: Sophia Yang, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

An earthquake measuring 5.1 on the Richter scale struck off Taiwan’s east coast at 6:25 a.m. Saturday 58267434a08f9morning at a depth of 22 kilometers, according to Central Weather Bureau (CWB) data.

An intensity level of 2 was felt in eastern Taiwan including Su-ao Township of Yilan County and Yilan City, followed by New Taipei City and Taipei City at 1.

Taiwan uses an intensity scale of 1 to 7, which gauges the degree to which a quake is felt in a specific location.

At the same time in Japan, a magnitude-6.2 temblor rocked about 12 kilometers from Onagawa near Sendai at 6:42 a.m. local time at a depth of 44.8 kilometers, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. No tsunami warning has been issued.    [SOURCE]

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