Magnitude 4.4 quake rocks southeastern Taiwan

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Image taken from Central Weather Bureau's website

Image taken from Central Weather Bureau's website

Taipei, Oct. 9 (CNA) A magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolted southeastern Taiwan at 4:12 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the quake was located at sea about 28.8 kilometers northeast of Taitung County Hall at a depth of 20.8 km, the bureau's Seismology Center said.

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

Fuli Township in Hualien recorded an intensity of 3, while the intensity in Taitung, Kaohsiung, Nantou and Yunlin ranged from between 1 and 2.

(By Lee Hsin-Yin)
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