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 3589 times.
Comments will be moderated. Remarks containing abusive and obscene language, personal attacks of any kind or promotion will be removed and the user banned.
Listing from 2016-07-22 to 2016-07-29
- Most read
- Most e-mailed
1Tsai cites public’s will over ‘consensus’
2Legislature approves law on ill-gotten party assets
3A-mei donates NT$2 million for disaster relief in Taitung
4Trio of student protest leaders found guilty in HK
5US shipments of vehicles delayed