5.2 magnitude quake strikes off east coast of Taiwan

The China Post
Date: March 8, 2017
By: The China Post news staff

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Yilan County Wednesday morning, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

Occurring at 6:10 a.m., the quake’s epicenter was located 63.7 kilometers southeast of Yilan in the Pacific Ocean and struck at a depth of 41.6 km.

The strongest tremor, registering 4 on Taiwan’s 1-7 intensity scale, was felt in Yilan, followed by a scale of 3 in Hualien. Locations registering a scale of 2 included other areas of Hualien, northern Taitung, Greater Taipei, Nantou County, Taichung City, Taoyuan City, and Hsinchu County.

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