A magnitude 6.6 earthquake hit southeastern Taiwan this morning (March 23) at 1:41 a.m., followed two minutes later by a 6.1 magnitude earthquake, according to a report. Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
The epicenter of the first temblor was 62.6 km south of Hualien County Hall, with a focal depth of 30.6 km. Taiwan uses a magnitude scale of one to seven, which measures how strongly an earthquake can be felt at a particular location.
The magnitude of the earthquake was recorded as 6- in Taitung County and 5+ in Hualien County. Intensity level 4 was recorded in Nantou County, Chiayi District, Kaohsiung City, Yunlin District, Taichung City, Yilan County, Tainan City, Chiayi City, Changhua County, Miaoli County and Hsinchu District.
Intensity level 3 has been reported in Pingtung County, Taoyuan City, New Taipei City and Taipei City. Intensity level 2 was recorded in Hsinchu City, Penghu County and Keelung City, while Lienchiang County had magnitude 1.
At 1:43 a.m., a magnitude 6.1 earthquake struck 61.2 kilometers south-southwest of Hualien County Hall at a focal depth of 19.3 kilometers. The intensity of temblor measured was 4 in Hualien District, Taitung District, Nantou District and Yunlin District,
Intensity level 3 was recorded in Chiayi County, Taichung City, Yilan County, Chiayi City, Changhua District, Kaohsiung City, Miaoli County and Tainan City. Intensity Level 2 was recorded in Hsinchu District, Taoyuan City, Pingtung District, Hsinchu City, New Taipei City and Taipei City.
Intensity lower than 1 was registered in Keelung City, Penghu District and Lienchiang District. No injuries or damage due to the earthquake were reported at the time of publication.