Magnitude 5.1 quake rattles Hualien, shock waves felt across Taiwan

Magnitude 5.1 earthquake shakes Hualien, tremors felt across Taiwan

CWB map of tonight's quake in Hualien.

CWB map of tonight's quake in Hualien.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 5.1 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 11:15 p.m. this evening, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the temblor was 11.7 kilometers west-northwest of Hualien County Hall at a shallow depth of 19.2 kilometers, based on CBW data.

The earthquake's intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, registered a 5 on Taiwan's 7-tiered intensity scale in Hualien County, a 4 in Nantou County and Taichung City, and 3 in Yilan County. An intensity level of 2 was recorded Taoyuan City, Hsinchu County, Changhua County, Yunlin County, Taitung County, and New Taipei City, while an intensity level of 1 was felt in Chiayi County, Hsinchu City, Taipei City, Miaoli County, and Kaohsiung 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.

CWB map of tonight's earthquake.