5.4-magnitude quake hits Taiwan: CENC-Xinhua

5.4-magnitude quake hits Taiwan: CENC

Source: Xinhua

Editor: huaxia

2022-09-18 18:53:30

BEIJING, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- A 5.4-magnitude earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 5:39 p.m. Sunday Beijing Time, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).

The epicenter was monitored at 23.28 degrees north latitude and 121.34 degrees east longitude, at a depth of 10 km, the CENC said.

Multiple earthquakes at or above 5.0-magnitude jolted Taiwan on Sunday.

When a 6.9-magnitude earthquake hit Hualien at 2:44 p.m. Sunday Beijing Time, strong tremor was felt across the island. A three-storey building in Hualien, whose ground floor was a convenience store, collapsed, trapping some people, according to local media.

A train carriage was turned over by a fallen rain shed in a railway station in Hualien, but all passengers left safe. A bridge fracture left two people injured. The rescue work is underway, according to local media.