Level 4 shockwaves felt across Taiwan, no injuries reported
A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck northeastern Taiwan on Thursday (Dec. 10) at 9:19 p.m., with the tremors lasting for approximately 15 seconds and registering a level 4 across much of the country, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
The epicenter of the temblor was 27.2 kilometers east of Yilan County Hall at a focal depth of 76.8 km, according to CWB data. Taiwan uses an intensity scale of one to seven, which gauges the degree to which a quake is felt at a specific location.
The quake’s intensity registered a 4 in Yilan County, New Taipei City, Hualien County, Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Hsinchu County, Nantou County, Taichung City, Miaoli County, Yunlin County, and Chiayi County. An intensity level of 3 was recorded in Keelung City, Hsinchu City, Taitung County, Changhua County, Chiayi City, Kaohsiung City, and Tainan City.
An intensity level of 2 was felt in Pingtung County and Penghu County, while a lesser intensity of 1 was reported in Lienchang County. No injuries had been reported at the time of publication.
M6.2 Earthquake – Taiwan region
26.5 km (16.4 mi) E of Yilan,26.5 km (16.4 mi) E of Yilan, Taiwan
50.1 km (31.0 mi) SSE of Keelung, Taiwan
58.8 km (36.5 mi) SE of Taipei, Taiwan
62.6 km (38.8 mi) ESE of Banqiao, Taiwan
161.0 km (99.8 mi) ENE of Zhongxing New Village, Taiwan
10 Dec 2020 13:19:59 UTC
10 Dec 2020 21:19:59 near epicenter
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