Magnitude-4.8 quake rocks Nantou

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/05/08
By: S.F. Wang and Flor Wang

Taipei, May 8 (CNA) A magnitude-4.8 earthquake rattled Nantou County in central Taiwan Sunday

(From the Central Weather Bureau website)

(From the Central Weather Bureau website)

morning, the latest in a series of temblors that have been occurring in different parts of the country since late last month, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The quake, which struck at 10:46, was centered 38.1 kilometers northeast of the county hall, at a depth of 9.2 kilometers, the bureau said.

The tremor was felt in all cities and counties across Taiwan, except for the southernmost county of Pingtung, the CWB said.

The highest intensity was in Hehuanshan (合歡山), Nantou County, where it registered at level four, while in Taichung, Changhua and Yunlin in central Taiwan the intensity was three, the bureau said.

In Hualien and Yilan in eastern Taiwan, Hsinchu and Miaoli in northern Taiwan, and Chiayi and Tainan in the south, the intensity was two, according to the CWB.     [FULL  STORY]

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