Taipei-Two earthquakes, with a magnitude of 4.8 and 3.3, respectively, struck central Taiwan Friday morning, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
The first temblor was recorded at 4:55 a.m., with its epicenter at about 22.3 kilometers east of Yunlin County Hall, at a depth of 17 km, the bureau said.
The earthquake’s intensity, which gauges its actual effect, was highest in Yunlin, Kaohsiung, Chiayi, Taichung, Changhua and Nantou, where it measured 3 on Taiwan’s 7-tiered intensity scale.
A second earthquake followed less than three hours later at 7:33 a.m., centered about 22.9 kilometers east of Yunlin County Hall, at a depth of 21.4 km, according to the CWB.
An intensity of 3 was felt in Yunlin’s Gukeng Township, CWB data showed.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel