AFTERSHOCKS:After the initial earthquake off the nation’s east coast yesterday morning, which killed one person, tremors were felt up to 10 hours later
Date: Apr 21, 2015
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter
The nation was struck by a magnitude 6.3 earthquake and four large aftershocks yesterday,
killing one person and damaging infrastructure and private properties in the north.
After the main earthquake hit at 9:42am, an aftershock measuring magnitude 5.0 occurred seven minutes later, with the two epicenters only 13.2km apart.
A magnitude 5.5 aftershock struck southeast of Hualien at 7:20pm, which was measured at Level 4 intensity along the east coast. At 7:45pm, a magnitude 5.8 aftershock hit, generating Level 3 tremors in Yilan, Hualien and New Taipei City. Another aftershock came 15 minutes afterward, which was measured at magnitude 5.7. [FULL STORY]