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Magnitude 6 earthquake rocks Taiwan

/ 10:26 AM August 08, 2019
Taiwan quake

The epicenter of the temblor was in northeastern Taiwan at a depth of 22.5 km, the bureau’s Seismology Center said. Screenshot from the Central Weather Bureau via The China Post/Asia News Network

TAIPEI — A Magnitude 6 earthquake rocked Yilan County at 5:28 a.m. More information will soon be released by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) and other relevant authorities.

The epicenter of the temblor was in northeastern Taiwan at a depth of 22.5 km, the bureau’s Seismology Center said.

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The earthquake’s highest intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, measured 6 on Taiwan’s 7-tier intensity scale. It was the 50th earthquake this year.

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