BEIJING - A 5.9-magnitude earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan's Hualien county at 9:05 am Monday, according to the China Earthquake Networks Center (CENC).
The epicenter was monitored at 23.66 degrees north latitude and 121.52 degrees east longitude, with a depth of 10 km, the CENC said.
All counties and cities across the island felt the tremor. No injuries or casualties have been reported so far
All counties and cities across the island felt the tremor. Another four earthquakes occurred subsequently, including a 5.0-magnitude quake at 9:39 am, according to the island's meteorological agency.
No injuries or casualties have been reported so far.
Taiwan lies near the junction of two tectonic plates and is prone to earthquakes. More than 100 people were killed in a quake in southern Taiwan in 2016, while a 7.3-magnitude quake killed more than 2,000 people in 1999.
With Reuters inputs
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