Series of aftershocks follow magnitude 5.8 earthquake in Hualien

Taipei, Scores of aftershocks with magnitudes of up to 4.2 had been recorded as of Monday afternoon following a magnitude 5.8 earthquake that struck near the coast of Hualien County in eastern Taiwan late Sunday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

No casualties had been reported as of press time.

A magnitude 4.2 aftershock occurred at 12:36 p.m., just 41 minutes after a magnitude 4.1 aftershock hit at 11:55 a.m., data from the CWB's Seismological Center shows.

The latter temblor's intensity, which gauges the actual effect of an earthquake, was highest in Hualien's Taroko Gorge, where it measured 5 on Taiwan's 7-tier intensity scale.

An intensity of 4 was recorded in Yilan's Nan'ao Township, and 2 in downtown Hualien, Nantou County and Taichung City.

Source: Fucus Taiwan