TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 5.2 earthquake rocked southeastern Taiwan's Taitung County this morning at 10:32 a.m., according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
The epicenter of the temblor was located 43.7 kilometers southeast of Taitung County Hall at a depth of 21.3 kilometers, based on CWB data.
The quake’s intensity, which gauges the actual effect of the tremor, registered a 4 on Taiwan’s 7-tiered scale in Taitung County, a 3 in Pingtung County, and a 2 in Hualien County and Kaohsiung County. An intensity level of 1 was felt in Chiayi County, Tainan City, Yunlin County, Chiayi City, Nantou County, and Taichung 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 this morning's quake.