TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- A magnitude 4.9 earthquake shook northeastern Taiwan's Yilan County at 11:48 p.m. on Wednesday evening (May 8), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).
The epicenter of the temblor was 70.4 kilometers east of Yilan County Hall at a depth of 123.6 kilometers, according to CWB data.
The quake’s intensity, which gauges the actual effect of the tremor, registered a 2 on Taiwan’s 7-tiered scale in Yilan County and Hualien County. An intensity level of 1 was recorded in New Taipei City, Taoyuan City, Taichung City, Hsinchu County, and Miaoli 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.
CWB map of earthquake off the coast of Yilan County.