Nearly 5 hours after the 6.7-magnitude earthquake hit northeastern Taiwan on Thursday (December 10), a 5.6 magnitude quake struck at a similar location at 2: Friday morning 15 (December 11), according to the Central Weather Service (CWB).
The temblor’s epicenter is 31.3 km southeast of Yilan County Hall at a focal depth 63.2 km, according to CWB data. Taiwan uses an intensity scale of one to seven, which measures how well an earthquake is felt in a particular location.
The magnitude of the earthquake recorded was 4 in Yilan district and 3 in Hualien district, New Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Taipei City, Nantou District, Hsinchu District, Taichung City, Van Lam and Gia Nghia districts. Intensity 2 was recorded in Miaoli County, Changhua District, Taitung District, Chiayi City and Tainan City.
Intensity lower than 1 was recorded in Keelung City, Hsinchu City and Kaohsiung City. No injuries were reported at the time.