Magnitude 5 earthquake shakes southern Taiwan

Taipei, April 10 (CNA) A magnitude 5.0 earthquake struck at sea off southern Taiwan at 00:43 a.m. Sunday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The earthquake was centered 124.0 kilometers south of Taitung County Hall, at a depth of 29.7 kilometers, the bureau’s Seismology Center said.

The intensity, which gauges the actual effect of an earthquake, was highest in Pingtung County, where it measured 3 on Taiwan’s 7-tier intensity scale, according to CWB data.

The quake had an intensity of 2 in Taitung County, and 1 in Tainan, the data showed.

No damage or injuries from the earthquake were reported as of press time.

Image taken from the Central Weather Bureau website
Image taken from the Central Weather Bureau website

(By Elizabeth Hsu)

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