Magnitude 3.9 earthquake rocks eastern Taiwan

Image taken from the Central Weather Bureau website

TAIPEI (CNA) — A magnitude 3.9 earthquake shook eastern Taiwan at 9 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB), but no damage or injuries were immediately reported.

The epicenter of the temblor was about 20.0 kilometers north-northeast of Hualien County Hall, at a depth of 14.1 kilometers, the bureau’s Seismology Center said.

The intensity of the quake, which measures its actual effect, was highest in Hualien County, where it registered 4 on Taiwan’s 0-7 intensity scale, according to the CWB’s data.

The intensity was 2 in Yilan and Nantou counties, and 1 in Taichung, the data showed.