Magnitude 5.8 quake shakes Hualien, felt in Taipei

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/02/04
By: S.C. Chang

Taipei, Feb. 4 (CNA) A magnitude 5.8 earthquake jolted Hualien in eastern Taiwan at 9:56

Image taken from the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) website

p.m., just 23 minutes after a second temblor hit within less than a hour Sunday.

The Central Weather Bureau said the latest jolt was centered at 27.8 km northeast of the Hualien County government site at a depth of 16 km.

The magnitude 5.8 quake had an intensity of 5 in Hualien and Yilan counties, an intensity of 4 in Nantou, and of 3 in Taichung, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Taipei and Yunlin. People in Taipei clearly felt the jolt while it hit.

And the 9:56 p.m. earthquake was followed by a magnitude 4.6 quake at 10:10 p.m. and a magnitude 4.3 one at 10:12 p.m., according to the CWB.    [FULL  STORY]

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