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07 août 2019 | 22h16 UTC

Taiwan: 5.9-magnitude earthquake recorded off northeast coast Aug. 8

Taiwan Alerte de sécurité

A 5.9-magnitude earthquake hits near Su'ao on August 8; no tsunami warning issued

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/8/2019, 12h00 until 8/8/2019, 11h59 (Asia/Taipei). COUNTRY/REGION Taiwan

Event

The US Geological Survey recorded a 5.9-magnitude earthquake about 16 km (10 mi) southeast of Su'ao township on Thursday morning (local time), August 8, at a depth of 10 km (6.2 mi). There were no immediate reports of injuries and no tsunami warning was issued.

Aftershocks are possible in the affected area over the coming hours and days.  

Advice

Individuals in the affected area are advised to monitor the situation and prepare for potential aftershocks. In the event of aftershocks, individuals are advised to protect themselves as much as possible from falling debris if indoors (e.g. under a table), move away from the windows, and not attempt to leave a building unless there is an immediate danger. If outdoors, move away from tall buildings, utility wires, and streetlights.

 

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