Magnitude 5.1 earthquake in Taitung County

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/02/18

Taipei, Feb. 18 (CNA) A magnitude 5.1 earthquake occurred in southeastern Taiwan Thursday morning, with its intensity most clearly felt in parts of neighboring Kaohsiung City, the Central Weather Bureau said.

There was no immediate report of damage or injuries.

The earthquake was centered in Haiduan Township in northwestern Taitung County at a depth of 16.7 kilometers, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

An intensity reading of 5 was recorded in neighboring Taoyuan District of Kaohsiung City, the bureau said. Parts of Taitung County recorded a reading of three and the rest of central and southern Taiwan saw readings of two or one.     [SOURCE]

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