SHAKEN:The earthquakes caused power to go out in some places, but major high-tech companies, such as TSMC and Innolux, said their operations were not affected
Date: May 13, 2016
By: Shelley Shan / Staff reporter
The nation was shaken by a series of earthquakes yesterday, with the two biggest ones
reaching magnitudes 5.8 and 5.5 at about noon yesterday. There were no reports of serious damage or injuries at press time last night.
The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said the epicenter of the magnitude 5.8 earthquake, which struck at 11:17am, was 19.7km southeast of the Yilan County Government offices, with a depth of 17.5km.
The earthquake generated several aftershocks, with the largest one — a magnitude 5.5 temblor — occurring at 12:29pm.
Bureau data showed that the largest intensity generated by the main earthquake was level 6, which was detected at Nanao Township (南澳), Yilan County.
The intensity level also reached 3 in Taipei, Taoyuan, Hsinchu and Miaoli, the bureau said.
The bureau attributed the quake to expansion in the Okinawa Sea trough. [FULL STORY]