Minor earthquakes in Chiayi, Hualien early Friday

Taipei--Two minor earthquakes occurred inland in southern and eastern Taiwan early Friday without any reports of damage or injuries.

The first was a magnitude 4.1 earthquake in southern Taiwan's Chiayi County at 1:09 a.m., with an intensity of 3 being felt in Chiayi City, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

An intensity of two was felt in Sihu Township in neighboring Yunlin County, one in Tsaoshan Township, Chiayi County and Nanxi District, Tainan City, the bureau said.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located 8.2 kilometers south of Chiayi City Hall at a depth of 6.3 kilometers.

The second earthquake, with a magnitude of 3.3, occurred in eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 3:38 a.m. An intensity of 4 was felt in Hongye Village in the county, according to the Central Weather Bureau.

The epicenter of that earthquake was located some 66.6 kilometers to the southwest of Hualien County Hall at a depth of 7.9 kilometers.

There were no reports of damage or injuries as a result of either earthquake.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel