An earthquake measuring 5.9 on the Richter scale rocked Taiwan yesterday, swaying buildings in the capital for half a minute, seismologists said. There were no immediate reports of damage or casualties. The tremor hit at 3:36 pm from an epicenter 73.8km east of Hualien city. It originated 3.2km below the earth's crust. "The earthquake was not an aftershock of the powerful quake which hit on March 31. It was an independent one," said Kuo Kai-wen, head of the Seismology Center.
Home / Taiwan Quick Take
Fri, Jul 12, 2002 - Page 3 News List
Quake shakes north Taiwan
This story has been viewed 3429 times.
Listing from 2014-11-21 to 2014-11-28
- Most read
- Most e-mailed
1EU markets jump after Draghi inflation vow
2Chinese military buildup affects US options: report
32014 ELECTIONS: Ethnic discrimination seen in KMT attacks
4Legislator under fire over organ-harvesting claims
52014 ELECTIONS: Groups urge voters to ‘punish’ KMT