Taiwan earthquake: Massive magnitude 5.0 earthquake rocks island in Ring of Fire

Taiwan earthquake: Massive magnitude 5.0 earthquake rocks island in Ring of Fire


According to reports, the quake hit the city of Hualien on the east coast.

The earthquake struck the island at 12.05pm local time (5.05am BST).

According to the China Earthquake Networks Centre, the quake hit a depth of 6km.

As of yet, there have been no reports of damage or injuries.

The quake caused “mild shocks” throughout central Taiwan according to Taiwan News.

Today’s latest quake comes 12 hours after the island was struck by an initial earthquake.

The magnitude 4.5 quake struck in the same area on Saturday at 10.52pm (3.52pm BST).

According to local reports, it hit a depth of 7.2km.

More to follow…

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