Moderate earthquake jolts eastern, northern Taiwan

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/05/03
By: Christie Chen

Taipei, May 3 (CNA) An earthquake measuring 5.4 on the Richter Scale struck

Photo from Central Weather Bureau

Photo from Central Weather Bureau

parts of eastern and northern Taiwan at 9:9 p.m. on Sunday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

The earthquake’s epicenter was located at sea about 81.9 kilometers east of Hualien County Hall at a depth of 25.8 km, the bureau said.

The strongest tremors, which had intensity readings of 2 on Taiwan’s 0-7 seismic intensity scale, were felt in Nanao and Yilan City in Yilan County, while in Taipei and New Taiwan, the quake’s intensity was 1.     [FULL  STORY]

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