Magnitude 4.4 earthquake rocks southeastern Taiwan

Magnitude 4.4 temblor rattles southeastern Taiwan’s Taitung County

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/10/09
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

(CWB map of today’s quake)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.4 earthquake rattled southeastern Taiwan’s Taitung County at 4:12 p.m. this afternoon, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the temblor was situated 28.8 kilometers northeast of Taitung County Hall and was located at a depth of 20.8 kilometers, based on CWB data.

An intensity level of 4 was felt in Taitung County, an intensity level of 3 was recorded in Hualien County and an intensity level of 1 was registered in Kaohsiung City, Nantou County and Yunlin County.

Located along the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, Taiwan uses an intensity scale of 1 to 7, which gauges the degree to which a quake is felt in a specific location.

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