Magnitude 6.1 earthquake rocks eastern Taiwan

TAIPEI (The China Post) — A Magnitude 6.1 earthquake just rocks Hualien, eastern Taiwan. More information will soon be released by the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the temblor was about 10.6 kilometers northwest of Hualien County Hall at a depth of 18.8 km, the bureau’s Seismology Center said.

The earthquake’s highest intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, was highest in Hualien County, where it measured 7 on Taiwan’s 7-tier intensity scale.

The quake also measured an intensity of five in Hualien City, Yilan, Nantou, Taichung and New Taipei, and four in Taipei among others, the bureau said.