Magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan

Magnitude 4.4 temblor shakes eastern Taiwan's Hualien County

CWB map of today's earthquake near Hualien.

CWB map of today's earthquake near Hualien.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.4 earthquake rattled eastern Taiwan's Hualien County today at 12:43 p.m., according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the temblor was 16 kilometers southwest of Hualien County Hall and was measured at a shallow depth of 9.8 kilometers, based on CWB data.

An intensity level of 5 was felt in Hualien County, an intensity level of 3 was recorded in Nantou County and an intensity level of 2 was registered in Taichung City 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 at the time of publication.