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Powerful Earthquake Rocks Taiwan

BoomRadioNG | January 3, 2022

A powerful earthquake has struck the capital city of Taiwan today. The city of Taipei saw building shaking around the northern part of the island, fortunately, the earthquake has not caused any serious damage according to reports.

The U.S. Geological Survey reported the earthquake measured a magnitude 6.2 and was centered at a depth of 28.7 kilometers below the ocean east of Hualien city on the island’s east coast.



2018 Earthquake In Hualien City Taiwan
photo credit: Cho Hsun Lu, CC BY 3.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons



A spokesperson from Taiwan’s Central Weather Bureau said the earthquake’s magnitude was about 6.0 at a depth of 19.6 kilometers. The strongest impact was recorded in Taipei and in parts of Yilan, measuring 4 on Taiwan’s 7-level intensity scale.

A local television station aired video taken during the quake in its newsroom in New Taipei showing televisions and lamps shaking. Other video reports showed damage to a wall in Taipei’s District Court.

The USGS also reported that the economic losses should be low despite the strong magnitude of the earthquake.










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