TAIPEI (CNA) – A magnitude 5.6 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan at 5:21 a.m. Sunday, according to the Central Weather Bureau.
The epicenter of the quake was located at sea 40 kilometers southeast of Hualien County Hall at a depth of 30.3 km, the bureau said.
The highest intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was in Hualien County, where it was recorded at 4 on Taiwan’s 7-tiered intensity scale, the bureau added.
The quake was recorded at an intensity of 3 in Taitung County, Yilan County, Nantou County, Taichung, Yunlin County, Chiayi County, Changhua County, Hsinchu County and New Taipei, the bureau’s data showed.
No immediate casualties were reported.
By Elizabeth Hsu