At 5:55 in the evening, a magnitude 5.2 earthquake occurred offshore Hualien, and Taipei felt it. The Central Meteorological Bureau’s earthquake report pointed out that a 5.2 earthquake on the Richter scale occurred at 5:55 today, with a depth of 25.5 kilometers. The epicenter is 80.6 kilometers east of the Hualien County Government (located in the eastern waters of Taiwan), and the largest earthquake is magnitude 3 in Yilan County. Areas such as Taipei City, New Taipei City, Hualien County and Nantou County have the largest earthquakes of magnitude 2. The Earthquake Observation and Reporting Center of the Meteorological Bureau said that the frequency of earthquakes in this area is not too low. There have been about 30 earthquakes with a scale of 5.5 or more in the past 40 years, and there are not too many aftershocks.
An interview conducted by the Earthquake Observation and Reporting Center of the Meteorological Bureau explained that the earthquake occurred far away from Taiwan, so the earthquake intensity is generally not very large. It is at least magnitude 1 in the north of Chiayi County, with a magnitude of 3 in Yilan County, and about 2 in the rest of the north.
The Earthquake Observation and Reporting Center pointed out that if there are about 30 earthquakes with a scale of 5.5 or more in the past 40 years within a range of 20 kilometers from the epicenter and a depth of less than 50 kilometers, the aftershocks generated in this place are not too many, and the distance is far. Only 4.5 or above can be detected.
The Earthquake Observation and Reporting Center stated that the main cause of this earthquake was a subduction zone earthquake with a shallow depth, which is not directly related to previous earthquakes. The frequency of earthquakes in this area is not too low. In 1983, there were earthquakes with a scale of 6 or more. .
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