Two Strong Quakes Measuring 6.2 and 5.8 Hit Taiwan

 Two Strong Quakes Measuring 6.2 and 5.8 Hit Taiwan

Kaohsiung City in Taiwan at night. Photo: tingyaoh (Pixabay).

An earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale hit Taiwan at 22:11 local time, the Central Weather Bureau announced on Sunday. The epicentre of the seismic event was registered 19 km southwest of Hualien County Hall at a depth of 15 km.

Taiwan is relatively frequently hit by earthquakes, as the island is located near the Ring of Fire – a major area in the basin of the Pacific Ocean with extremely high seismic activity.

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