A magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck Taiwan’s southeastern county of Taitung at 9:41 pm yesterday, according to data from the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
There were reports of objects falling from store shelves in Taitung, Kaohsiung’s metro system was temporarily suspended and there were at least five aftershocks.
The epicenter of the temblor was located about 35.8 kilometers north of Taitung County Hall, at a depth of 7.3 km, the bureau’s Seismology Center said.
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The earthquake’s intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a quake, reached a 6 on Taiwan’s 7-tier intensity scale in Taitung’s Chihshang Township (池上), indicating intense shaking of buildings and movements of unsecured objects indoors.
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