Earthquake hits eastern Taiwan’s Yilan County

No damage or injuries reported

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/03/04
By: Matthew Strong, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A magnitude-4.0 earthquake struck just off the coast of Yilan

Image from the Central Weather Bureau.

County Saturday evening, but no immediate casualties or damage were reported.

The tremor struck at 6:33 p.m. at a spot 21.6 kilometers under the surface and 32.4 km southeast of the Yilan County Government, the Central Weather Bureau said.

The strongest intensity was recorded in the southern Yilan County town of Nan’ao and measured 3, the CWB said. An intensity level of 2 was measured in Heping in nearby Hualien County, while the intensity rated 1 in Yilan City.

On average, Taiwan registers about three earthquakes of a magnitude of 6 or higher per year, and most of the tremors strike along or just off the east coast, near the counties of Yilan, Hualien and Taitung.    [FULL  STORY]

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