Taiwan Hit by Earthquake with 5.6 Magnitude
EARTHQUAKE – Taiwan’s weather bureau recorded a 5.6 magnitude quake in Taitung.
Most of the time, quakes hit with no prior signs. Recently, several places in and out of the Philippines were shaken by quakes of different magnitudes.
One of the latest strong quakes recorded by the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) is the 7.1 magnitude quake in Davao Oriental, Philippines.
There were expected aftershocks due to the said quake and a tsunami advisory was released.
Recently, the weather bureau of Taiwan recorded a quake in a part of the country which is prone to quakes due to its location being near the tectonic plates’ junction.
Based on a report on Manila Bulletin, the weather bureau recorded that Taiwan was hit by an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.6 today, April 3, 2019.
Based on the article, the weather bureau said that the quake was located at the southeastern county of Taitung. A Reuters witness claimed that the natural incident jolted the buildings in Taipei, the capital of the country.
Reportedly, the quake had a 10-kilometer depth of focus. There were no reported injuries or damages caused by the quake as of this writing.
There are still no reports as to whether there are aftershocks expected due to the strong quake or none. We’ll keep you posted for updates or further information.
Keep safe everyone.