Monday, April 23, 2018
  • share this

Moderate quake strikes off Taiwan

/ 11:07 PM July 15, 2013

TAIPEI — A moderate 5.3-magnitude earthquake hit off the east coast of Taiwan Monday, the island’s Seismology Center said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

The quake struck 115 kilometers (71 miles) east of Hualien city at 9:41 p.m. (1341 GMT), at a depth of 16 kilometers.

A strong 6.2-magnitude quake struck the island on June 3 leaving two dead and 21 injured, and was also felt in Hong Kong, more than 700 kilometres away.


Taiwan lies near the junction of two tectonic plates and is regularly hit by earthquakes.

Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Asia, Earthquakes, Taiwan
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

© Copyright 1997-2018 | All Rights Reserved