Magnitude 5.2 earthquake in Pacific Ocean shakes Taiwan

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake struck in the Pacific Ocean around 80 kilometers east of Hualien County at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.


There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.


The epicenter of the temblor was located in the Pacific Ocean, some 80.6 kilometers east of the Hualien County government complex, at a depth of 25.5 km, the bureau’s Seismology Center said.


The earthquake’s highest intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was recorded in Yilan County, where the quake measured 3 on Taiwan’s 7-tier intensity scale, representing perceptible swaying of buildings.


The quake also measured an intensity of 2 in Hualien County, New Taipei, Taipei and Nantou County, the bureau said.


Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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