5.4 earthquake shook eastern Taiwan
Written by: Christie Chen
Early this morning 5.4 Richter scale shook easter parts of Taiwan
Taipei, Nov. 6: An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.4 on the Richter scale occurred in eastern Taiwan at 9:40 a.m. Friday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.
The epicenter of the temblor was located at sea, about 107.8 kilometers northeast of Taitung County Hall, at a depth of 29 km, the bureau's Seismology Center said.
The earthquake's highest intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was highest in Taitung, Hualien, and Changhua counties, where it measured 3 on Taiwan's 7-tier intensity scale.
The quake also measured the intensity of 2 in Kaohsiung, Taichung, and Tainan cities and Nantou, Yilan, and Miaoli counties, the bureau said.