Moderate Earthquakes Rock Taiwan
Mar. 12, 2001
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) _ Three moderate earthquakes struck central Taiwan on Monday, seismologists said. No immediate damage or injuries were reported.
A 4.8-magnitude tremor was centered 12 miles southeast of Yunlin at 2:24 a.m. and was followed hours later by a 4.6-magnitude quake, the Central Weather Bureau said.
Yunlin is about 125 miles south of the capital, Taipei.
Late Monday, a third quake of measuring magnitude 4.1 struck 6 miles west of Tainan city, about 185 miles south of Taipei.
Thousands of aftershocks and small tremors have hit the island since a 7.6-magnitude quake killed about 2,400 people and left thousands homeless in September 1999. A 4-magnitude quake can cause moderate damage.