Magnitude 3.8 earthquake jars Taipei

Magnitude 3.8 temblor rattles residents of Taipei City

CWB map of this morning's quake in Taipei.

CWB map of this morning's quake in Taipei.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 3.8 earthquake jarred Taipei residents in their sleep at 4:12 a.m. this morning, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the temblor was 11.1 kilometers north of Taipei City Hall at a shallow depth of 7.7 kilometers, based on CWB data.

The quake’s intensity, which gauges the actual effect of the tremor, registered a 3 on Taiwan’s 7-tiered scale in Taipei City and New Taipei City and a 2 in Yilan County. An intensity level of 1 was felt in Taoyuan City, Keelung City, and Hsinchu 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.

CWB map of this morning's quake.