Magnitude 5.2 earthquake shakes eastern Taiwan

A magnitude 5.2 earthquake occurred off the coast of eastern Taiwan at 1:49 p.m. Monday, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The earthquake was centered 23.5 kilometers north-northeast of the Hualien County Hall at a depth of 30.2 km, according to the CWB.

The earthquake’s intensity, which gauges its actual effect, was highest in Hualien, Yilan and Nantou counties, where it measured 4 on Taiwan’s 7-tier intensity scale, according to CWB data.

The quake also had an intensity of 3 in Taichung and Taoyuan.

No damage or injuries from the quake were immediately reported at press time.

Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel