Magnitude 4.1 earthquake rattles E. Taiwan

Magnitude 4.1 temblor rocks eastern Taiwan's Hualien County

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TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.1 earthquake jolted eastern Taiwan's Hualien County at 11:26 p.m. on Monday evening (April 15), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the quake was located 11.4 kilometers west-northwest of Hualien County Hall at a depth of 19 kilometers, according to CWB data.

The earthquake’s intensity, which gauges the actual effect of a temblor, measured a 5 on Taiwan’s 7-tier intensity scale in Hualien County, and a 4 in Nantou County and Taichung City. It registered a 2 in Yilan County and a 1 in Changhua 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.