By: Wang Shwu-fen and Elizabeth Hsu
Taipei, May 22 (CNA) A magnitude 5.2 earthquake shook Kaohsiung and Pingtung County in southern Taiwan early Sunday morning, causing two small landslides on Provincial Highway 24 and rockslides in the mountainous townships of Sandimen and Wutai in Pingtung.
The epicenter of the earthquake, occurring at 4:51 a.m., was situated in Kaohsiung’s Liouguei District, 29.4 kilograms northeast of Pingtung County Hall at the depth of 16.5 km.
The highest magnitude was recorded in Pingung’s Sandimen township at 5. In Kaohsiung’s Qishan, Pingtung City, Taitung’s Chulu, Tainan’s Xinhua, and Chiayi’s Liaojiao areas, the magnitude was at 3.
According to the Pingtung County Bureau of Fire and Emergency Services, there was a small scale landslide on the 8.5km marker of Provincial Highway 24, but it did not affect traffic. [FULL STORY]