Magnitude 4.4 and 3.7 earthquakes jolt southeast Taiwan

25-Jan-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Earthquakes registering a 4.4 and 3.7 struck the coast of Taitung County in southeast Taiwan just before noon Saturday (January 23).

The first hit at 11:45 a.m. 30 kilometers southwest of Taitung County government Hall at a depth of 7 kilometers, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

The earthquake registered an intensity of 4 in Taitung County’s Dawu Township. Taiwan uses a 7-point scale indicating how strongly a quake is felt at a specific location.

Shortly after, at 11:56 a.m., a magnitude 3.7 quake struck the same region, but at a depth of 14.8 km and 32.6 km southwest of the county government building. The second temblor reached an intensity of 3 at the popular tourist destination of Taimali.

No damage or injuries had been reported at the time of writing. Taiwan’s east coast is often hit by earthquakes.


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