The earthquake was centered 32.6 kilometers north-northeast of the Hualien County government and occurred at the fairly shallow depth of 6.7 kilometers. It was felt most strongly in the town of Heping in northern Hualien County, where it registered a 5 on Taiwan's 1-7 earthquake intensity scale, and in Nan'ao Township in Yilan County, where the intensity level was 4.
Residents in the northern part of Taiwan, including Taipei and New Taipei, also felt minor shaking. No immediate casualties or damage were reported. (By Lilian Wu)