Magnitude 4.3 quake rocks eastern Taiwan

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Graphic by Central Weather Bureau

Graphic by Central Weather Bureau

Taipei, Feb. 5 (CNA) A magnitude 4.3 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan at 7:32 p.m. Tuesday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The quake was centered at sea about 44.6 kilometers southeast of Yilan County Hall and struck at a depth of 33.9 km, the bureau's Seismology Center said.

The earthquake's intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was highest in Hualien's Heping and Yilan's Wuta, where it measured 3 on Taiwan's 7-tier intensity scale.

Several other areas in Taipei, New Taipei and Hsinchu's Chutung recorded an intensity of 2.

(By Frances Huang)

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