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.