Quake rocks east coast
A magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck in the sea off the east coast yesterday, but did not cause any damage, the Central Weather Bureau said. The quake hit at 9:33am, with its epicenter located at sea 80.7km east of the Hualien County Government building at a depth of 22.2km, the Seismology Center said. The strongest tremor felt on land, with an intensity of 1, was in Taroko Gorge and in Yilan County’s Nanao (南澳) and Luodong (羅東) townships.
NTCH to host jazz festival
The Summer Jazz Party at the National Theater and Concert Hall (NTCH) will showcase four international jazz artists, three of whom are Grammy winners, the NTCH said. The three are US jazz musician and composer Stanley Clarke, who is known for his mastery of double bass and electric bass techniques, Puerto Rican jazz tenor saxophonist David Sanchez and Cuban jazz pianist and composer Gonzalo Rubalcaba. Free outdoor jazz performances will be held in the main plaza on Aug. 16 and Aug. 17, featuring Taiwanese drummer Rich Huang (黃瑞豐), singer Shih Ying-ying (史茵茵), the NTCH jazz camp band and Gary Chaw X Sensation, a band made up of Malaysian-Chinese singer Gary Chaw (曹格) and musicians from Argentina and Brazil.
Japan detains Suao boat
A fishing boat registered in the port of Suao (蘇澳), Yilan County, was detained by Japanese authorities yesterday on suspicion of fishing on Japan’s side of a temporary enforcement line in the two countries’ overlapping waters, a Suao fishermen’s association said. It said the Yi Sheng No.12 was detained about 25 nautical miles (46.3km) off Yonaguni Island and that it was helping the captain resolve the matter.