Magnitude 6 earthquake rocks Taiwan on Father’s Day

The epicenter of the temblor was in northeastern Taiwan at a depth of 22.5 km, the bureau’s Seismology Center said. (Screenshot from the Central Weather Bureau)
The epicenter of the temblor was in northeastern Taiwan at a depth of 22.5 km, the bureau’s Seismology Center said. (Screenshot from the Central Weather Bureau)

TAIPEI (The China Post) — A Magnitude 6 earthquake rocked Yilan County at 5:28 a.m. More information will soon be released by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB) and other relevant authorities.

The epicenter of the temblor was in northeastern Taiwan at a depth of 22.5 km, the bureau’s Seismology Center said.

The earthquake’s highest intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, measured 6 on Taiwan’s 7-tier intensity scale. It was the 50th earthquake this year.

In Taiwan, Father’s Day is celebrated on Aug. 8. This is determined by the fact that the Chinese word “ba-ba” (八八, the eighth day of the eighth month) sounds similar to the colloquial word for “daddy” (爸爸, ba-ba). It is commonly celebrated on this date in Taiwan. ●