Magnitude 5.9 earthquake strikes northeastern Taiwan

Shockwaves of magnitude 5.9 temblor felt across Taiwan

Taiwan News
Date: 2020/09/30
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

CWB map of magnitude 5.9 quake that struck on Sept. 30.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 5.9 earthquake rattled northeastern Taiwan at 12:37 p.m. this afternoon (Sept. 30), with all of Taiwan proper feeling its shockwaves, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the temblor was 39.4 kilometers east-northeast of Yilan County Hall at a focal depth of 106.5 km, according to CWB data. Taiwan uses an intensity scale of 1 to 7, which gauges the degree to which a quake is felt at a specific location.    [FULL  STORY]

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