Magnitude 4.7 earthquake jolts NE Taiwan

Magnitude 4.7 temblor rattles residents of Yilan, Taiwan

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CWB map of today's quake. 

CWB map of today's quake. 

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A magnitude 4.7 earthquake struck off the coast of northeast Taiwan at 7:17 a.m. this morning (June 17), according to the Central Weather Bureau (CWB).

The epicenter of the temblor was located 24.9 kilometers east-southeast of Yilan County Hall at a focal depth of 60.8 km, according to CWB data. Taiwan uses an intensity scale of 1 to 7, which gauges the degree to which a quake is felt at a specific location.

The quake’s intensity registered as a 3 in Yilan County and a 2 in Taoyuan City and Hsinchu County. A lesser intensity of 1 was registered in New Taipei City, Hualien County, Keelung City, Hsinchu City, and Miaoli County.

No injuries resulting from the quake had been reported at the time of publication.