Magnitude 4.4 earthquake jolts eastern Taiwan 

Magnitude 4.4 temblor shakes eastern Taiwan's Hualien County

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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.