MADRID, Sep. 18 (.) –
An earthquake of magnitude 6.8 on the open Richter scale has shaken the island of Taiwan early this Sunday, as confirmed by the authorities, with no information on casualties or damage at the moment.
The Central Office of Climate has indicated on its website that the epicenter of the earthquake has been located 42.7 kilometers north of Taitung and has added that the hypocenter has been located about seven kilometers deep.
The earthquake has been preceded by a series of tremors during the last hours, including one of 5.9 during the day on Saturday. Likewise, about ten aftershocks have been recorded, including one of magnitude 5.4 on the open Richter scale.