Magnitude 5.1 earthquake rattles eastern Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/02/09
By: Y.F. Low

Taipei, Feb. 9 (CNA) An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 5.1 shook

(From the Central Weather Bureau website)

(From the Central Weather Bureau website)

eastern Taiwan at 8:47 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

The epicenter of the earthquake was about 11.5 kilometers southeast of Hualien County Hall at a depth of 10 km, the bureau’s Seismology Center said.

The earthquake’s intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was highest in Hualien, where it measured 4 on Taiwan’s 7-tiered intensity scale.

An intensity reading of 2 was recorded in Yunlin, Nantou and Yilan.

There were no reports of injuries or damage.     [SOURCE]

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