Magnitude 4.9 earthquake rattles NE Taiwan

Magnitude 4.9 temblor rocks northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County

CWB map of today's quake in Yilan.

CWB map of today's quake in Yilan.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.9 earthquake struck off the coast of Taiwan's Hualien County at 2:19 p.m. this afternoon, but was more strongly felt in Yilan County, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the quake was located 83.2 kilometers east of Hualien County Hall at a shallow depth of 15.3 kilometers, according to CWB data.

The earthquake's intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, registered 2 on Taiwan's 7-tiered intensity scale in Yilan County, while an intensity level of 1 was recorded in Hualien County, Taichung City, New Taipei City, Taitung County, Taitung County, Chiayi County, and Yunlin 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.