Magnitude 6.1 natural disaster jolts Taiwan coast

Violet Powell
February 6, 2018

The epicenter of Sunday's quake was located on the eastern coast of Taiwan.

Taiwan's meteorological authority said that a series of earthquakes hit Hualien, with the strongest measured 5.8.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.1 quake's epicenter was 14 kilometers (9 miles) northeast of the city of Hualien, at a depth of just 7.8 kilometers (4.9 miles).

An intensity level of 5 was felt in Hualien and Yilan, Nantou registered an intensity level of 4, while Taichung, Taoyuan, Hsinchu, Yunlin, Taipei City and New Taipei City felt an intensity level of 3.

Making the case for Jets to sign Malcolm Butler
Since Bill Belichick became coach of the New England Patriots in 2000, he has seen multiple assistants leave for other jobs. NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport said Butler's benching was a result of what he called "a flawless storm of issues".

No casualties had been reported as of press time. A 5.6-magnitude quake had been earlier reported by the centre.

The natural disaster had struck at a depth of around 23 km. The temblor was recorded at a depth of about three miles (1.8 kilometers).

Taiwan is located on the Pacific Ring of Fire and routinely experiences relatively minor earthquakes. A 7.6 magnitude natural disaster hit Taiwan in 1999, killing more than 2,500 people.

Other reports by PlayStation Move reviews

Discuss This Article