Magnitude 4.2 quake hits southern Taiwan

The epicenter of the earthquake was located about 66.5 kilometers northeast of Kaohsiung City Hall at a depth of 6.6 km, the bureau's Seismology Center said.

Taipei, July 17 (CNA)-A magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck southern Taiwan at 7:07 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

No damage or casualties were immediately reported.

The epicenter of the earthquake was located about 66.5 kilometers northeast of Kaohsiung City Hall at a depth of 6.6 km, the bureau’s Seismology Center said.

The earthquake’s intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, measured 3 in Kaohsiung on Taiwan’s 7-level intensity scale, the center said.

The earthquake was also felt in Chiayi, where it registered an intensity of 3, while an intensity of 2 was recorded in Tainan, the center added.