5.7 magnitude earthquake reported in Hengchun, Taiwan | News

The United States Geological Survey (USGS, for its acronym in English) indicated this Thursday an earthquake of magnitude 5.7 southeast of the coast of the island of Taiwan, China.


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According to the USGS, the epicenter of the tremor was located approximately 43 kilometers in the vicinity of the town of Hengchun, the southernmost municipality in Taiwan.

This center indicated that the epicenter of this geological phenomenon was located at a depth of 10 kilometers.

Local media have specified that so far the telluric movement has not caused loss of human life, material damage or other associated as a result of friction between tectonic plates.

The geographic region in which Taiwan is located is commonly disturbed by tremors as it abuts the junction of the Philippine and Eurasian tectonic plates, and in early March this year the island experienced a magnitude 6.2 earthquake located east of Hualien.

According to the United States Geological Survey, among the countries that have experienced telluric movements in the last 24 hours are Chile (4.2 degrees), Greece (4.4 degrees), Timor Leste (4.7) and Hawaii (3.7).