3 moderate earthquakes detected within half hour in Hualien

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Taipei, Aug. 11 (CNA) Three earthquakes registering between 3.8 and 3.9 magnitude were detected in Hualien County, eastern Taiwan Sunday morning, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The first tremor was detected with a magnitude of 3.8 at 5:39 a.m. It was centered in Shoufeng Township about 29.7 kilometers southwest of the Hualien County Hall at a depth of 7.4 km, CWB data shows.

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

Also at 5:39 a.m., another earthquake with the same magnitude of 3.8 was detected in Fenglin Township with its epicenter about 29.4 km southwest of the Hualien County Hall at a depth of 10.3 km.

The tremor's highest intensity also measured 4 in the county.

The third earthquake with a magnitude of 3.9 struck at 6:12 a.m. It was centered in Fengbin Township about 28.6 km southwest of the Hualien County Hall at a depth of 5 km.

The tremor's highest intensity measured 4 in the county.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

(By Elizabeth Hsu)Enditem


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