Magnitude 4.2 earthquake shakes southern Taiwan

Image taken from the Central Weather Bureau website

TAIPEI (CNA) — A magnitude 4.2 earthquake hit southern Taiwan at 9:52 a.m. Sunday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB), but no damages or injuries were immediately reported.

The epicenter of the temblor was in Tainan’s Nanhua District, about 43.3 kilometers east-northeast of Tainan City Hall, and it hit at a depth of 13.2 km, the bureau’s Seismology Center said.

The earthquake’s highest intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, measured 4 on Taiwan’s 0-7 intensity scale in the city’s Nanxi District, and reached a 3 in neighboring Kaohsiung and Chiayi County, according to CWB data.

The quake was also felt in Chiayi City and Yunlin County at an intensity of 2, according to the CWB.