June 2013 Nantou earthquake

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June 2013 Nantou earthquake
June 2013 Nantou earthquake is located in Taiwan
June 2013 Nantou earthquake
Date 2 June 2013 (2013-06-02)
Magnitude 6.2 Mw
Depth 10.0 kilometres (6 mi)
Epicenter 23°52′N 121°00′E / 23.87°N 121.00°E / 23.87; 121.00Coordinates: 23°52′N 121°00′E / 23.87°N 121.00°E / 23.87; 121.00
Areas affected Taiwan (Nantou County, Taichung)
Casualties 5 deaths, 18 injuries[1][2][3]

The 2013 Nantou earthquake struck central Taiwan with a moment magnitude of 6.2 on 2 June at 1:43 p.m. local time.[4] The epicenter was located in mountainous terrain in Ren'ai Township, Nantou County, Taiwan, not far from Sun Moon Lake, close to the epicentre of another large earthquake a little over two months earlier.[4] News reports indicate that five people were killed; three in Nantou County and two in neighbouring Chiayi County.[1][3] The earthquake could be felt in Hong Kong, Zhejiang, Fujian, and Guangdong, China.

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  1. ^ a b Death toll from quake reaches four: officials, Taipei Times, 4 June 2013, retrieved 2013-06-04 
  2. ^ "中央災害應變中心 - 災害應變專區". nfa.gov.tw. 
  3. ^ a b "地震落石砸傷 女子不治". cna.com.tw. 
  4. ^ a b 地震報告 (in Chinese). 2 June 2013. Archived from the original on 8 June 2013. Retrieved 2013-06-02.