Magnitude 4.0 earthquake jars NE Taiwan

Magnitude 4.0 temblor rattles northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County

CWB map of today's quake near Yilan.

CWB map of today's quake near Yilan.

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.0 earthquake rattled residents of Yilan County in northeastern Taiwan this morning at 9:33 a.m., according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the quake was located 4.3 kilometers north-northeast of Yilan County Hall at a depth of 83.7 kilometers, based on CWB data.

The quake’s intensity, which gauges the actual effect of the tremor, registered a 1 on Taiwan’s 7-tiered scale in Yilan County, New Taipei City, and Taoyuan 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 today's quake near Yilan.