By: Christie Chen
Taipei, Jan. 19 (CNA) An earthquake measuring 5.7 on the Richter Scale
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]