The epicenter of the tremors was located in the sea off the East coast of Taiwan-70.7 km northeast of Taitung city.
On the island of Taiwan, an earthquake with a magnitude of 5.9 occurred. This is reported by TASS with ssykly to the Taiwan Central meteorological office on Sunday, May 3. The tremors were registered at 11: 24 local time, Their epicenter was located off the East coast of Taiwan-70.7 km northeast of Taitung city. The earthquake was centered at a depth of 40.4 km under the seafloor.
Soil fluctuations were felt in the counties of Hualien, Chiayi, taitong, Zhonghua, Nantou, Yunlin, and in a number of cities. Data on the victims and destruction, as well as the threat of a tsunami, has not yet been received.
As you know, Taiwan is located in the seismically active zone of East Asia. The population of the island is 23 million people.
The day before, an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 occurred off the coast of the Greek island of Crete. the earthquake was Centered in the sea at a depth of 10 kilometers and 98 kilometers from the city of Ierapetra.