Magnitude 4.8 earthquake jolts Northeastern Taiwan

Epicenter under the ocean off Yilan County


TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A magnitude 4.8 earthquake struck off the coast of Yilan County at 6:44 p.m. Thursday (May 2), but no immediate damage or casualties were reported.

The epicenter of the quake was located 32.2 kilometers southeast of the Yilan County Government, under the Pacific Ocean at a depth of 41.7 km, the Central Weather Bureau said.

The quake’s intensity, which gauges the actual effect of the tremor, registered a 4 on Taiwan’s 7-tiered scale in inland parts of Yilan County, but the tremor was felt around most of the northern part of the country.