Magnitude 6.1 earthquake hits western Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2018/11/26
By: Chen Wei-ting and Y.F. Low 

Image from CWB web site.

Taipei, Nov. 26 (CNA) A magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck western Taiwan at 7:57 a.m. Monday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The earthquake’s epicenter was located at sea about 101.9 kilometers west of Penghu County Hall, at a depth of 20.5 km, the bureau’s Seismology Center said.

The earthquake’s highest intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was highest in Penghu, Kinmen, Tainan, Yunlin, Chiayi and Changhua, where it measured 3 on Taiwan’s 7-tiered intensity scale.

The earthquake also measured an intensity of 2 in Nantou, Kaohsiung and Taichung, bureau data showed.     [SOURCE]

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