Magnitude 5.7 earthquake rattles southeastern Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/01/19
By: Christie Chen

Taipei, Jan. 19 (CNA) An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter Scale

(From the Central Weather Bureau website)

(From the Central Weather Bureau website)

jolted southeastern Taiwan’s Taitung County at 10:13 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

The earthquake’s epicenter was located at sea about 23.8 kilometers east of Taitung County Hall at a depth of 20.4 km, the bureau said.

The strongest tremors, which had an intensity reading of 5 on Taiwan’s 0-7 seismic intensity scale, were felt in Donghe Township in Taitung County.

Taitung City had an intensity of 4, while an intensity of 3 was recorded in Taoyuan District in Kaohsiung City, Dapu Township in Chiayi County, Xinhua District in Tainan City, Caoling in Yunlin County, and Chiayi City, the bureau said.     [FULL  STORY]

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