By: Lo Kuang-jen and Kuo Chung-han
Taipei, March 2 (CNA) A magnitude 4.2 earthquake shook southern Taiwan
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]