By: Lilian Wu and Lee Hsin-Yin
Taipei, Sept. 16 (CNA) More than 20 earthquakes rocked Taiwan Wednesday, with two of
them measuring over 5.0 on the Richter scale, the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) said. No serious damage or injuries were reported.
The two biggest temblors — magnitude 5.6 and 5.5 — occurred at 3:37 a.m. and 9:09 p.m., respectively, according to the CWB’s data.
The one at 9:09 p.m., along with 20 smaller ones that ranged from magnitude 3.6 to 4.8, were the aftershocks of the magnitude 5.6 earthquake, said Kuo Kai-wen (郭鎧紋), director of the bureau’s seismology center.
He said there was no need to panic as frequent earthquakes in eastern Taiwan are normal and occur there in clusters at least once or twice a month. [FULL STORY]