Magnitude 4.6 earthquake rocks NE Taiwan

Magnitude 4.6 temblor jars northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County

CWB map of tonight's quake in Yilan.

CWB map of tonight's quake in Yilan.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.6 earthquake rocked northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County at 12:31 a.m. this morning, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the temblor was 38.4 kilometers southeast of Yilan County Hall at a depth of 38.5 kilometers, based on CWB data.

The earthquake's intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, registered 4 on Taiwan's 7-tiered intensity scale in Yilan County, while an intensity level of 3 was recorded in Hualien County. An intensity level of 2 was felt in Taoyuan City, Taichung City, New Taipei City, Taipei City, and Hsinchu County, while an intensity level of 1 Nantou County, Miaoli County, Hsinchu City, and Keelung City.

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.