Moderate earthquakes shake Tainan, Kaohsiung

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/03/02
By: Lo Kuang-jen and Kuo Chung-han

Taipei, March 2 (CNA) A magnitude 4.2 earthquake shook southern Taiwan

From the Central Weather Bureau website

From the Central Weather Bureau website

Wednesday night, with the tremor felt in Tainan, Kaohsiung and Pingtung, the Central Weather Bureau said.

The quake, which struck at 22:07 p.m., was centered 17.0 kilometers south-southwest of the Tainan City government office in the sea at a depth of 34.5 km, according to the bureau’s earthquake data.

An intensity of 2 was recorded in five districts in Tainan and an intensity of 1 in Kaohsiung and Pingtung County. There were no reports of damage or injuries.

An earthquake’s intensity measures how much it shakes the ground in a particular area, and is measured on a 0-7 scale in Taiwan.     [FULL  STORY]

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