Minor Quake Shakes Central Taiwan
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) _ A small earthquake today shook central Taiwan, seismologists said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
The 4.4-magnitude quake’s epicenter was near Alishan, a mountainous area 180 miles south of Taipei, the Central Weather Bureau said.
The tremor came a month after a 7.6-magnitude quake jolted central Taiwan, killing 2,300 people. Since the devastating Sept. 21 temblor, there have been more than 12,000 aftershocks.
Located along the earthquake-prone Pacific Rim and crisscrossed by 51 fault lines, Taiwan is rattled by scores of earthquakes each year, most harmless.