Magnitude 3.4 earthquake jolts Taiwan’s east

Tremor shakes eastern Taiwan’s Hualien County, no injuries reported

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CWB map of today's quake

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A magnitude 3.4 earthquake jarred eastern Taiwan’s Huanlien County at 9:35pm on Wednesday evening (May 15), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the temblor was 14.6 kilometers northwest of Huanlien County Hall at a depth of 20.1 kilometers, according to CWB data.

The intensity, which gauges the actual effect of the tremor, registered a 3 on Taiwan’s 7-tiered scale in Hualien County and a 2 in Taichung City. An intensity level of 1 was felt in Nantou County and Yilan County.

Located along the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire, Taiwan uses an intensity scale of 1 to 7, which gauges the degree to which a quake is felt in a specific location.

No injuries were reported from the quake at the time of publication.