4.8 magnitude earthquake shakes NE Taiwan

Epicenter was 15.4 km north-northeast of Hualien County Hall

(CWB photo)

(CWB photo)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — 4.8 magnitude earthquake shook northeast Taiwan at 9:49 a.m. Sunday (June 7), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the quake was 15.4 kilometers north-northeast of Hualien County Hall. It occurred at a shallow depth of 11.5 kilometers, according to CWB data.

Taiwan uses an intensity scale of one to seven, which gauges the degree to which a quake is felt at a specific location. The tremor registered as a four in Hualien and Nantou counties.

The temblor registered as a three in Hualien City, Yilan City, and Taichung City; a two in Miaoli County; and a one in Taoyuan City, New Taipei City, Hsinchu County, Changhua County, Taitung County, Chiayi City, and Yunlin County.

There were no reported injuries at the time of publication.