Beitou earthquake caused by common volcanic activity: CWB

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/08/07
By: Lee Hsin-Yin

Datun volcano group/ Image taken from Wikimedia Commons

Taipei, Aug. 7 (CNA) An earthquake with a magnitude of 3.2 on the Richter scale that struck Beitou in the Taipei area early Wednesday was caused by common volcanic activity in the region, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said later that day.

"Similar activity takes place every day in that area," said Chen Kuo-chang (陳國昌), director of the CWB's Seismology Center.

Chen said Wednesday's temblor was a result of hot water movement rather than magma activity.

Beitou is part of the Datun volcanic system, an active volcano system which experienced its last eruption 6,000 years ago, Chen said.    [FULL  STORY]

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