A 6.1 Magnitude Quake Rocks Taiwan

A magnitude-6.1 earthquake shook the northern part of Taiwan on which was felt by nearby dwellings and caused a rail disruption.

A magnitude-6.1 earthquake shook the northern part of Taiwan on which was felt by nearby dwellings and caused a rail disruption.

The USGS said the epicenter was located 25 km E of Yilan, Taiwan, and had a depth of 73.2 km.

The quake’s intensity registered level 4 in the local scale for Yilan County, New Taipei City, Hualien County, Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Hsinchu County, Nantou County, Taichung City, Miaoli County, Yunlin County, and Chiayi County. 

Level 3 was registered in Keelung City, Hsinchu City, Taitung County, Changhua County, Chiayi City, Kaohsiung City, and Tainan City.

Buildings reportedly swayed in Taipei and there were reports of minor property damage.

There were reports that the tremors were felt as far away as Hong Kong. 


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