Magnitude 4.4 earthquake rocks eastern Taiwan

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Image taken from Central Weather Bureau website

Image taken from Central Weather Bureau website

Taipei, Sept. 9 (CNA) A magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan at 9:16 p.m. Sunday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the earthquake was 5.2 kilometers south of Hualien County Hall at a depth of 43.2 km, the CWB website said.

The earthquake's intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was measured 3 on Taiwan's 7-tiered intensity scale in Tongmen, Taroko and Xibao in Hualien County, as well as Taichung in central Taiwan.

Nantou and Yilan recorded an intensity of 2, while the intensity in areas of Taitung, Changhua, Chiayi, Taoyuan and Yunlin measured 1.

(By Chen Wei-ting and William Yen)
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