News Release

Magnitude 6.4 TAIWAN
Saturday, December 19, 2009 at 13:02:16 UTC

The following is a release by the United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center: An earthquake occurred 25 km (15 miles) SSE of Hua-lien, Taiwan, 95 km (60 miles) S of Su-ao, Taiwan, 110 km (70 miles) ESE of T'ai-chung, Taiwan, 145 km (90 miles) S of T'AI-PEI, Taiwan at 7:02 AM MDT, Dec 19, 2009 (9:02 PM local time in Taiwan). The magnitude and location may be revised when additional data and further analysis results are available. No reports of damage or casualties have been received at this time; however, this earthquake may have caused damage due to its location and size.

Fourteen people injured in Hualien. Felt thoughout Taiwan and on the east coast of China.

Preliminary Earthquake Report
U.S. Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Center
World Data Center for Seismology, Denver