Magnitude 5.6 earthquake jolts northeastern Taiwan

Magnitude 5.6 temblor follows larger 6.7 quake recorded 5 hours earlier

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/12/11
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

CWB map

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Nearly five hours after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck northeastern Taiwan on Thursday (Dec. 10), a magnitude 5.6 earthquake occured at a similar location at 2:15 a.m. on Friday (Dec. 11), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the temblor was 31.3 kilometers southeast of Yilan County Hall at a focal depth of 63.2 km, according to CWB data. Taiwan uses an intensity scale of one to seven, which gauges the degree to which a quake is felt at a specific location.    [FULL  STORY]

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