Magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocks southeast Taiwan

23-Feb-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 6:02 AM Print This Post

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake jolted southeastern Taiwan at 9:50 a.m. this morning (February 22), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the temblor was 44.3 kilometers east southeast of Taitung County Hall at a focal depth of 109.3 kilometers, based on CWB data. Taiwan uses an intensity scale of one to seven that gauges the degree to which a quake is felt at a specific location.

The quake’s intensity registered a 3 in Taitung County and a 2 in Pingtung County, Tainan City, and Yunlin County. A lesser intensity of 1 was recorded in Hualien County, Kaohsiung City, Chiayi County, Chiayi City, Nantou County, and Changhua County.

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


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