Magnitude 5.1 earthquake shakes Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/05/13
By: Chen Wei-ting and Elaine Hou

Taipei, May 13 (CNA) A magnitude 5.1 earthquake rocked northern Taiwan on Friday

(From the Central Weather Bureau)

(From the Central Weather Bureau)

afternoon, just a day after two other temblors exceeding magnitudes of 5 hit the same area off the island’s northeastern coast.

A magnitude 4.0 aftershock occurred 19 minutes later with an epicenter just two kilometers from the previous quake, according to Central Weather Bureau data.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

The magnitude 5.1 quake, which struck at 4:24 p.m., was centered just off the coast of Yilan County 21.8 kilometers east of the Yilan County government complex.

Its focus — the location where the earthquake begins — was 15.9 km, bureau data showed.     [FULL  STORY]

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