Magnitude 4.5 quake rocks southern Taiwan

A magnitude 4.5 earthquake jolted southern Taiwan at 11:56 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

TAIPEI (CNA) – A magnitude 4.5 earthquake jolted southern Taiwan at 11:56 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the quake was located about 40.1 kilometers southwest of Taitung County Hall at a depth of 6.2 km, the bureau’s Seismology Center said.

The earthquake’s intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was highest in Taimali Township in Taitung, where it measured 4 on Taiwan’s 7-tier intensity scale.

Several other areas in Pingtung and Kaohsiung also recorded an intensity between 2-3.

By Lee Hsin-Yin