Magnitude 4.1 earthquake shakes Yilan in northeastern Taiwan

The quake was also felt in Taipei City

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(photo: CWB)

(photo: CWB)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- At 8:44 p.m. on Sunday, a magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck Taiwan's northeastern county of Yilan, according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the temblor was located off the coast of Yilan County, 35.5 kilometers southeast of Yilan County Hall, at a depth of 22.6 km, the CWB said.

The earthquake’s intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, measured a 4 on Taiwan’s 7-tier intensity scale, and a 2 in Yilan City and Hualien, the CWB said.

The quake was also felt in Taipei City, where an intensity level of 1 was recorded, according to CWB data.