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.