Magnitude 6.5 earthquake reported near Yujing, Taiwan

A map marking the epicenter of the earthquake near Yujing, Taiwan.
A magnitude 6.5 earthquake was reported Saturday morning near Yujing, Taiwan, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Tsunami Warning System.

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake was reported Saturday morning at 6:41 a.m. Pacific time 47 miles from Yujing, Taiwan, according to the U.S. Geological Survey.

The USGS initially reported the quake to be magnitude 6.6.

In the last 10 days, there has been one earthquake of magnitude 3.0 or greater centered nearby.

The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.2 miles. Did you feel this earthquake? Consider reporting what you felt to the USGS.


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