Magnitude 5.1 earthquake strikes southeastern Taiwan
Central News Agency
2014-08-06 12:24 PM
Taipei, Aug. 6 (CNA) A magnitude 5.1 earthquake jolted southeastern Taiwan at 11:46 a.m. Wednesday, according to the Central Weather Bureau. The earthquake's epicenter was located at sea about 66.7 kilometers south of Taitung County Hall at a depth of 85.6 km, bureau officials said. The earthquake's intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was highest in outlying Orchid Island, where it measured a 3 on Taiwan's 7-tiered intensity scale. Several townships in southern Taiwan's Pingtung County and the metropolitan areas of Kaohsiung and Tainan recorded intensities of 2. (By Lee Hsin-Yin)
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