LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – A strong Taiwan earthquake today 2012 has struck near Changbin. The Taiwan earthquake today, locally August 18, 2012, struck within the hour. No reports of injuries have yet to be reported by national news.
The earthquake was one of the strongest to rock Taiwan this summer. The quake erupted shortly before 4:30 am local time Saturday. USGS indicates to news, however, that the quake had only a moderate depth. The temblor began roughly fourteen miles below the earth’s surface. As a result, the quake could be felt across the eastern coast of Taiwan.
Officials report that the quake struck forty-five miles south of Hualian. The quake was the same distance north of Taitung City and roughly sixty miles southeast of Buli. USGS indicates to news that the quake was fifty-seven miles east of Lugu.
Mapping from today’s Taiwan quake reveals it was nestled off the coast near Changbin, southeast of Yuli. The quake was northeast of Fuli and northeast of Chenggong. No damage has yet to be indicated by local news.
In related news, a 5.2 magnitude quake erupted in Mexico earlier today. The quake was centered in Oaxaca. USGS indicates to news, however, that the quake had virtually no depth, striking only six miles below the earth’s surface. The quake was centered forty-seven miles east of Tlacolula de Matamoros.