Magnitude 4.7 earthquake rattles northeast Taiwan

27-Oct-2020 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM Print This Post

A magnitude 4.7 earthquake rattled northeastern Taiwan at 9:08 a.m. this morning (October 26), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the temblor was 19 kilometers southeast of Yilan County Hall at a focal depth of 63.7 km, according to CWB data. Taiwan uses an intensity scale of one to seven, which gauges the degree to which a quake is felt at a specific location.

The quake’s intensity registered as a three in Yilan County and New Taipei City and a two in Taipei City, Taoyuan City, and Hsinchu County. A lesser intensity of one was felt in Hualien County, Taichung City, Nantou County, and Miaoli County.

No injuries resulting from the quake had been reported at the time of publication.


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