Earthquake of magnitude 4.7 hits city in Taiwan

It was recorded 88km south-southwest of Hualien City; no casualties have been reported yet

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Published: Sat 8 Apr 2023, 4:27 PM

An earthquake of magnitude 4.7 on the Richter scale struck Taiwan's Hualien City on Friday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) reported.

The earthquake occurred at 16:06:30 (UTC+05:30) and hit Hualien City, Taiwan at a depth of 16.1 km, the USGS said. It was recorded 88km south-southwest of the city.

The tremor's epicentre was 23.194°N and 121.422°E, respectively.

No casualties have been reported yet.


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