6.4-magnitude quake hits 21 km NNE of Hualian, Taiwan, U.S. Geological Survey says.
The earthquake struck off the coast of northeast Taiwan, with shaking felt as far away as the capital Taipei, seismologists and residents say. No tsunami warnings have been issued at this time.
There is no immediate information on damage or casualties.
According to BNO News,
The earthquake, which struck at 11:50 p.m. local time on Tuesday, was centered in the water about 18 kilometers (11 miles) northeast of Hualian, or 98 kilometers (61 miles) east of Taichung City. It struck at a depth of 9 kilometers (5 miles),, making it a very shallow earthquake.
Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau put the preliminary magnitude of Tuesday’s earthquake at 6.0, while the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) put the magnitude at 6.4. The European-Mediterranean Seismological Center (EMSC) put the preliminary magnitude at 6.1.
Today’s earthquake comes just over two days after a strong 6.1-magnitude earthquake struck the same area, causing damage but no casualties.
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