Magnitude 4.6 earthquake rocks NE Taiwan

Magnitude 4.6 temblor jars northeastern Taiwan’s Yilan County 

Taiwan News
Date: 2018/11/20
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

CWB map of tonight’s quake in Yilan.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.6 earthquake rocked northeastern Taiwan’s Yilan County at 12:31 a.m. this morning, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the temblor was 38.4 kilometers southeast of Yilan County Hall at a depth of 38.5 kilometers, based on CWB data.

The earthquake’s intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, registered 4 on Taiwan’s 7-tiered intensity scale in Yilan County, while an intensity level of 3 was recorded in Hualien County. An intensity level of 2 was felt in Taoyuan City, Taichung City, New Taipei City, Taipei City, and Hsinchu County, while an intensity level of 1 Nantou County, Miaoli County, Hsinchu City, and Keelung City.

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.

No injuries were reported from the quake at the time of publication.   [FULL  STORY]

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