Earthquake of magnitude 5.7 strikes northeast Taiwan - GulfToday

Earthquake of magnitude 5.7 strikes northeast Taiwan

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The Penghu Great Bridge or Penghu Trans-Oceanic Bridge is a bridge in Penghu County, Taiwan.

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An earthquake of magnitude 5.7 struck Taiwan early on Sunday, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.

The quake was at a depth of 45 km (27.96 miles), EMSC said.

According to the epicentre the temblor was 37.1 kilometres north-northeast of Hualien County Hall at a focal depth of 45 km.


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

Taiwan uses an intensity scale of 1 to 7 that gauges the degree to which a quake is felt at a specific location. The earthquake’s intensity registered as a 4 in Hualien, Yilan, and Hsinchu counties.

An intensity level of 3 was recorded in Taichung City, Nantou County, Taoyuan City, New Taipei City, Miaoli County, Taipei City, Chiayi County, and Yunlin County.

A level 2 intensity was felt in Hsinchu City, Keelung City, Taitung County, Changhua County, Chiayi City, Tainan City, and Kaohsiung City. A lesser intensity of 1 was detected in Penghu and Pingtung counties.

 

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