Heute früh um ca. 6:59 MESZ (0:59 Ortszeit) erschütterte ein Erdbeben den Norden Taiwans. Das Epizentrum lag in ca. 96km Tiefe, etwa 18km östlich der Stadt und erreichte Taipei noch mit Stärke 3, was wohl keine Gebäude einstürzen ließ, aber alles durchgeschüttelt hat.
Außer dieser Meldung von AP ist bisher wenig im Internet zu finden: Strong earthquake hits northern Taiwan:
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Officials say a 6.0 magnitude earthquake has struck northern Taiwan, rattling buildings, but causing no damage or casualties.
The Central Weather Bureau says the quake struck 12 miles (20 kilometers) north of the northeastern city of Ilan at 12:59 a.m. Monday.
Ilan is about 44 miles east of the capital of Taipei.
The CWS says this latest quake is not related to the 6.4 magnitude temblor that struck in the Pacific Ocean off of southern Taiwan on Sunday.
Das erwähnte erste Beben vom Sonntag wird in diesem Blog beschrieben: Strong Earthquake rocks Taiwan, Philippines:
The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology put the quake about 76 kilometres west of the Batanes town of Basco.
The quake was felt strongly in Basco but was barely noticed in the northern provinces of the Philippines‘ main island of Luzon, the institute said.
Batanes Governor Telesforo Castillejos said that some houses had cracks on their walls after the quake but there were no casualties reported so far.
There were some weaker aftershocks and residents in some coastal areas were told to evacuate their homes as a precautionary measure in case of a tsunami, he added.
„The quake was very strong,“ he said on ABS-CBN television. „It jolted the whole island. It rocked the island almost for a whole minute.“
The quake was also felt in southern counties of Taiwan, where the Central Weather Bureau measured it at 6.8 on the Richter scale and at a depth of 46 kilometres.
Scheinen alle beide eher glimpflich ausgegangen zu sein.