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Taiwan Rocks By Magnitude 6.0 Quake, Trains Forced To Halt


Magnitude 6.0 earthquake jolts Taiwan's Yilan County at 5:28 early morning (August 8), according to data by the Central Weather Bureau of Taiwan.


The epicenter of the earthquake is located at the northwest latitude of 24.43° and the east longitude of 121.91° which is in southeast of Yilan, the earthquake of magnitude 6.0 has a depth was of 22.5 kilometers.  

The Taiwan Railway Administration said that the one interchange in Yilan was carried out due to the level six quake in the area and is forced to stoo. Maintenance workers and electric units were informed to send inspection routes and Tram line equipment.

The CWB reminded that the seismic report of the earthquake was measured by the local seismic instrument and was based on the surface.  Subjective feelings may vary if the people are on high floors or in different buildings, active or at rest.

The intensity of the earthquake can fe across Taiwan, registered a 6.0 in Yilan County and a 4.0 in Hualien County, New Taipei City, Taipei City, Hsinchu County, Taoyuan City, and Taichung City. An earthquake intensity level 3.0 was felt in Nantou County, Keelung City, Miaoli County, Hsinchu City, Changhua County, and Yunlin County.

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