6.1 magnitude earthquake jolts Taiwan

Published on : Tuesday, May 31, 2016

earthquakeSeveral parts of Taiwan, including the national capital of Taipei, shake up with a recent earth quake on 31st May’16. The magnitude is recorded to be a 6.1 on an average. But the authorities did not find any report of causality yet.



According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the epicentre is situated at the northeast of Taipei, covering near about 70 miles (110 km) of distance. They also calculated the magnitude to be a 6.4. The Central Weather Bureau of Taiwan stated that the magnitude of the earthquake is 7.2.



The tremor was felt in the high-rises of Taipei. The national parliament of Taiwan, the international airport in Taoyuan, situated on the south of Taiwan, also felt the jolt during the quake.



Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Inc, the largest contract chipmaker in the world, said that their operations were not impacted by the quake.



There is no news about the significant damages yet.

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