Magnitude 5.1 earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan

A magnitude 5.1 earthquake shook eastern Taiwan at 6:25 a.m. Saturday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The quake’s epicenter was located at sea about 50 kilometers east of Yilan County Hall at a depth of 21.6 km, the bureau’s data showed.

The quake’s intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was highest in the county’s Su’ao Township and Yilan City, where it measured 2 on Taiwan’s 7-tiered intensity scale.

It was felt at an intensity of 1 in several areas in eastern, central and northern Taiwan, including Taipei. No injuries were reported.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel

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