Magnitude 6.0 earthquake rocks southeast Taiwan

A 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck off the eastern coast of Taitung County

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/04/30
By: Rana Yeh, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

An earthquake measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale struck off the coast of southeast Taiwan at 9:57 a.m. on Sunday, which was centered about 17.7 kilometers northeast of Taitung County. It struck at a depth of 96 kilometers, according to Central Weather Bureau (CWB) data.

Light to moderate shaking was felt in parts of the island.

An intensity level of 4 was felt in Orchid Island, an intensity level of 3 was registered in Central Tainan City and neighboring Pingtung County, according to CWB data.

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