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Magnitude 5.2 earthquake rattles southeast Taiwan


A magnitude 5.2 earthquake off Taiwan’s Pacific coast has rocked the southeast of the island.


According to the Central Weather Bureau, the earthquake hit at 8:08am, Taiwan time. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 63km. Its epicenter was located in waters 82.3km south of the Taitung County Government.


The strongest shaking was felt on Orchid Island off Taiwan’s southeast coast. Less intense shaking was recorded in Pingtung County in Taiwan’s far south. Minor tremors could also be felt in Taitung City in Taiwan’s southeast and at other points in southern Taiwan.