Magnitude 3.1 quake rocks northeastern Taiwan

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Magnitude 3.1 quake rocks northeastern Taiwan

Taipei, June 25 (CNA) A magnitude 3.1 earthquake jolted northeastern Taiwan at 6:48 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the quake was located at sea about 41.0 kilometers southeast of Yilan County Hall at a depth of 11.2, the bureau's Seismology Center said.

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

The quake also measured an intensity of 2 in Hualien, eastern Taiwan, the CWB added.

(By Hsu jui-cheng and Frances Huang)
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