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.