Magnitude 4.8 quake rocks central Taiwan


Taipei, March 29 (CNA) A magnitude 4.8 earthquake jolted central Taiwan at 8:17 a.m. Thursday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the earthquake was located about 38.8 kilometers east of Nantou County Hall at a depth of 5.2 km, the bureau’s Seismology Center said.

The earthquake’s intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was highest in Puli Township in Nantou and Dadu District in Taichung, where it measured 4 on Taiwan’s 7-tiered intensity scale.

The earthquake could be felt in central Taiwan, with an intensity of 3 measured in parts of Taichung, Nantou, Changhua and Yunlin.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin)