Magnitude 4.5 earthquake jolts E. Taiwan

Magnitude 4.5 temblor rattles E. Taiwan

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/08/02
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

CWB map of tonight’s quake.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.5 earthquake rocked eastern Taiwan's Hualien County tonight (Aug. 2) at 9:53 p.m., according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the temblor was 33 kilometers south-southwest Hualien County Hall at a shallow depth of 6.6 kilometers, based on CWB data.

The quake’s intensity, which gauges the actual effect of the tremor, registered a 4 in Hualien County and a 2 in Nantou County. An intensity level of 1 was felt in Taitung County, Taichung City, Yilan County, and Changhua County.    [FULL  STORY]

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