Magnitude 4.8 earthquake rattles E. Taiwan

Magnitude 4.8 temblor shook eastern Taiwan's Hualien County

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/02/14
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

(CWB map)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.8 earthquake rocked eastern Taiwan at 1:49 a.m. this morning (Feb. 14), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the temblor was located 58.1 kilometers east-northeast of Hualien County Hall at a focal depth of 25.9 kilometers, based on CWB data. Taiwan uses an intensity scale of 1 to 7, which gauges the degree to which a quake is felt at a specific location.   

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