Magnitude 4.1 earthquake rattles eastern Taiwan

Magnitude 4.1 temblor shakes eastern Taiwan's Hualien County

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CWB map of today's quake.

CWB map of today's quake.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.1 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 2:23 a.m. this morning, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the temblor was 27.4 kilometers south of Hualien County Hall at a shallow depth of 4.1 kilometers, based on CWB data.

The quake’s intensity, which gauges the actual effect of the tremor, registered a 4 in Hualien County, while a lesser intensity of a 1 was felt in Nantou County, Taichung City, Taitung 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.


CWB map of today's earthquake.